The tragic sinking of the Queen Hind and drowning of thousands of sheep in Midia Harbour, Romania in 2019 shone a global spotlight on Europe’s cruel live export trade.
These animals were to be among millions of others who every year are subjected to grueling journeys to North Africa and the Middle East, where they will be killed for their meat.
The journey itself is a death sentence for many. As, every year, thousands of animals suffer and die from injury, illness, starvation, and heat stress on-board ships that can turn into 'floating ovens'.
Those who survive the journey often endure brutal treatment and are fully-conscious as their throats are cut open — with most suffering a drawn out and excruciating death.
It's for the millions of animals who have fallen victim to this callous industry — and the countless more who are at risk of sharing their terrible fate — that we will never give up.
With your help, we can make this vision a reality — and end this trade in animal cruelty.
Countless caring people the world over support a ban on live export. But for as long as politicians allow this trade to continue — animals will continue to suffer.
TAKE ACTION: Sign this petition urging the European Parliament to act with compassion and help spare animals from the cruelty of live export.