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Animal export petition gains ground

Document brands transportation of livestock 'filthy' and 'cruel'

A petition calling for the end of livestock exports from the Island has garnered more than a thousand signatures.

The document describes the transportation of animals as a 'filthy, cruel trade'.

Government says particular groups of livestock achieve better prices in the UK - hence a significant rise in the numbers being exported.

Environment, Food and Agriculture member Tim Baker believes it's raised concerns over animal welfare:

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