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To: Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed

Suspend live exports until a full investigation is carried out into the death of 121 Irish lambs.

Immediately suspend all exports of live animals until there is a full investigation into the recent deaths of over 100 lambs being transported to Singapore.

Why is this important?

Each year tens of thousands of live farm animals are shipped overseas from Ireland to countries that have little or no animal welfare laws. Loaded onto crowded trucks and planes, their gruelling journeys can take days or weeks only to be slaughtered at their destination. Many animals, such as calves and lambs, suffer stress and exhaustion, hunger, thirst and rough handling - some even die in transit. In this instance 1,700 lambs were being shipped to Singapore to be slaughtered in the Hari Raya Haji celebration. 121 lambs died during the journey, the cause of death believed to be heat stress.


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2016-10-03 22:52:50 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-10-03 20:24:18 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-09-21 16:24:31 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-09-14 17:32:00 +0100

10 signatures reached