EU: Does The New EU Agriculture Commissioner Support Live Animal Exports To Non EU Countries and A Barbaric Death ? – From What He Says – YES.




Would you like to have a guess at who said the following:

“I certainly won’t be bullied by 500 text messages that I receive on my
phone during the course of the day on animal welfare issues.

That won’t work with me, forget about it. (…)

I will not give a direct answer in relation to the way animals are exported outside the European Union to other countries because I don’t know at this stage which country’s legislation is under crisis. (…)

The question whether we should have live export of cattle or not,

I am in favour of live cattle export. (…)”

Well, it was an EU Commissioner who has the name of Phil Hogan – and the statement was his answer to Olga Kikou, European Affairs Manager of NGO “Compassion in World Farming” re live exports to Non-EU countries.

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Above – Commissioner Hogan

On 10 September 2014, he was nominated as the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, taking office on 1 November.

Check out Phil Hogan on the following sites which are available to the public (us):

One has to ask if this un-elected person and the comments made to very well respected CIWF representative have anything to do with him guarding the interests of the Irish cattle “producers” and export industry ?

– recently Ireland established live cattle exports from the country to Libya, for example.  One has to question what the slaughter procedures for these same animals were like there ? – certainly NOT to EU standards !

It goes to show that an un-elected Commissioner can appear to overrule the wishes of tens of thousands of EU citizens who want the export of live animals to non EU countries to be stopped immediately.

Please check out our following post to see what typically happens to live animals when they are exported live to non-EU nations.  In other words; a trade that Phil Hogan appears to support.

See video footage of the situation here – filmed by the very people that Mr. Hogan is dismissing – London based ‘Compassion In World Farming’ (CIWF).

See also the CIWF investigation into EU animals brutally slaughtered in Gaza; a NON EU location.  No doubt Mr. Hogan also supports this following on from his statement to CIWF.

Cattle transported live from Romania and Hungary (EU member states) many thousands of miles to be barbarically slaughtered by having their throats cut without any from of pre-stunning.  Live animals no longer protected by EU legislation. 

** WARNING – Graphic footage in the following video of animal suffering **.

Please note you have the option of viewing a Censored or Un-Censored version of the investigation video.

And Mr. Hogan is the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, yet he seems to support this barbarity !!

Thanks to D for getting the ball rolling with this.

How common is all of this which we see with live animals exported from Australia ?

We are sending this post to English Members of the European Parliament. – SAV.

USA: Actress Pamela Anderson is Teaming Up with Mercy For Animals to Expose Chicken Slaughter.


Gory food service MFA

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Dear Mark,

Did you know the USDA itself estimates as many as 1 million birds are scalded alive at slaughterhouses every year in the United States? It’s downright shameful.

Actress Pamela Anderson is teaming up with Mercy For Animals to expose and end this horror.

Pamela narrates a video from a new MFA undercover investigation into a poultry supplier for Gordon Food Service—the largest private foodservice distributor in the country—about chickens being violently shackled, cut open, and scalded alive.

Gordon Food Service supplies restaurants like PF Chang’s, Red Robin, Perkins, Culver’s, and The Melting Pot.

The stomach-turning video footage reveals:

Birds recklessly and violently shackled upside down, their fragile wings and legs breaking in the process

Severely sick, injured, and dying chickens sent through the slaughter line along with other birds intended for human consumption

Frightened birds dragged through an electrified vat of water, painfully shocked but left fully conscious

Birds having their throats sliced open while still conscious and able to feel pain

Live, conscious birds scalded to death in feather-removal tanks

Pamela speaks up for the birds – watch the video here:

This important story broke in The New York Times yesterday. Click here to read the exposé.

Even though more than 95 percent of the animals killed for food in this country are chickens, these sensitive and intelligent animals are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.  This means Gordon Food Service chicken suppliers get away with torturing to death millions of animals a year in ways that would be illegal if the victims were cows or pigs.

We cannot allow this to continue!

Pamela Anderson and MFA are calling on Gordon Food Service to adopt meaningful animal welfare guidelines for all of its suppliers to prevent the worst forms of animal abuse in its supply chain, including immediately switching to systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slaughtering conscious animals.

As the largest private foodservice provider in the country, Gordon Food Service has enormous power and influence to end many of the worst forms of institutionalized animal abuse in the poultry industry.

Please, take a moment to sign Pamela Anderson and MFA’s petition calling on Gordon Food Service to stop torturing chickens.

Then please share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too. And if you haven’t done so already, please consider ending your support of this needless cruelty altogether by adopting a compassionate vegan diet.


Nathan Runkle


P.S. You can make a special tax-deductible donation to support MFA’s hidden heroes who work undercover to expose and stop systemic animal abuse on factory farms.


UK: Live Animal Exports; The Battle of Waterloo; 1847 and The Rest. Why UK Law Needs An Urgent Revamp !


Firstly; you will see that from today, our global visitor map – the ‘Clustrmap’; has now cleared and started afresh.

This is an annual activity which allows all the information from the past year to be archived.

You can see the new, clean Clustrmap on the left side of the ‘Home’ page of the site; or you can also see it by clicking on the following link –

As we get more visitors to the site, the locations and sizes of the red dots will grow once again.


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March news from Keith Taylor – SE England Member For the European Parliament (MEP).

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Dover Live Exports Inquiry

Keith has labelled the exporting of live farm animals both “cruel” and “needless”, in evidence submitted to Dover Council’s inquiry into the trade. The one year inquiry, which concluded this month, recommended that the council urge for laws to be changed so that ports can refuse the trade and that the RSPCA should be present during all shipments, to ensure EU laws are fully enforced.

Keith is opposed to live exports and welcomes further recognition that farm animals are not ‘goods’ but sentient beings.


News from SAV –

From the above – “laws to be changed” – mean the UK 1847 Act.

So what is the ‘1847 Act’ that could possibly change / stop live exports from the UK ?

As you can see from the ‘About Us’ section of this site –  – SAV founder Mark has had some 25 (or more) years experience with many aspects of the live animal transport trade in Europe.  Thus, we feel that we have some experience when we say that the UK could enforce legislation to make the live export of live farm animals to mainland Europe much harder.  This could be undertaken by amending the UK legislation of the 1847 Act

The Act is UK legislation which could be amended in Parliament by a British government – it has nothing at all to do with EU law – the British government could amend the law independently if they wished.  Instead they hide behind the EU; informing UK campaigners that things cannot be changed because of EU law.  Was the UK part of the EU in 1847 ? – dont think so !    

We have always felt this is wrong and the UK could act independently by amending the 1847 Act if it really wanted to take real action against live animal export from the UK.

Remember the Battle of Waterloo ?


Remember, just as a basic guide to the age of this legislation that the UK government STILL works to; the famous Battle of Waterloo –  took place in June 1815. 

Some 32 years after the Battle, the UK passed legislation for the 1847 Act – and it is still used today – 2015 !!   – have we not moved on into Century 21 now and should the law regarding rules in UK ports not reflect this ? – or is the actual 21st Century reality that the British government does not want to amend the law in favour of UK live animals; but instead try to mislead the British public into believing that we cannot stop the trade in live animals because of ‘Europe’.

So how does the 1847 Act affect UK port regulations ?

A UK law that is over 160 years old, the ‘Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847’, means that public ports across Britain have no say in whether they wish to accept the trade in live animal exports

In other words; they ARE forced to take the trade in live animals by law, EVEN IF the port and its management were completely opposed to being involved.

Here is a link to the antiquated Act still being used today –

We know from many, many years of campaigning experience that many UK Port Authorities (probably all) would rather not allow shipments of live animals from ‘their’ port. But as long as this outdated legislation remains on the books, their hands are tied.  They are legally obliged to allow the trade to continue; despite their objections.


By the term ‘outdated legislation’, we mean that the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act became law in 1847; and is still being used as the reason for ports to take the trade in live animals today – 2015 !!

The 1847 Act is an ‘SI’ law – this stands for ‘Statutory Instrument’.  An SI is an act of UK law, made by a UK Parliament, which can be changed by a UK ParliamentIt is NOT EU legislation.

The Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act (1847) states that all ports must allow the free trade of ‘goods’, including farm animals. So, by law, British public ports must allow lorries full of animals to pass through, even if the port authority doesn’t agree with the trade. It’s about time this law was updated so that ports can legally refuse consignments of live, SENTIENT (under EU law), animals without fear of legal repercussions.

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The amendments we’re calling for are not unreasonable. And if the UK does get challenged by the EU the UK Government should do the right thing and stand up for the animals facing export. The Government should take the case to the European Courts if necessary.  But we do not feel that this would even happen in the first place.

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Below is reference to the Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) issue of the 1847 Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act.

As the article states, “the Government Department that oversees live exports, don’t seem to understand what we are calling for. They believe that amending the 1847 Act would be a ban on live exports – and illegal under EU law”.

It is not a case of banning the live animal export trade; but simply giving all ports the OPTION of what trades they allow to pass through their port(s).

This legislation is a 1847 Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act is a Statutory Instrument (SI), is the principal form in which delegated legislationis made in Great Britain. They are governed by the SI Act of 1946.

An SI is an act of UK law, made by a UK parliament, which can be changed by a UK Parliament.  It is not EU legislation which an antiquated British government still loves to hide behind.

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So the outcome of what we are calling for is for the UK government to amend the 1847 Act; give ports the choice to refuse live animals exports; and thus have a legal impact on the trade in live animals to Europe.

This is just one of many animal welfare issues which we hope will see David Cameron and his cronies thrown out of government in the May 2015 UK General Election !!

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Did someone mention the 1847 Act ??




ME ! – Dont Bleat Mr. Cameron; Act to change 1847 !!