14 June 2021: #BanLiveExports International Awareness Day


The 14th June is Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day 14th June 2021
Stop Live Transport #BanLiveExports

It is a day of global action where people worldwide come together to speak out against live export and urge people in power to make it stop.

Standards of transport vary and what animals have to go through before their reach their destination – and usually an inevitable end of life – cannot be described. Overcrowding, exhaustion, dehydration, pain, stress, illness, disease, a lack of legal protection and unexpected events such as fires, sinking ships all feature in #liveexport which is why #BanLiveExports day takes place.   

Hence #BanLiveExports Day

Because of COVID-19/Coronavirus, there are no offline events this year.  However, there’s plenty to do online...

  1. Share campaign actions and materials on social media
  2. Participate in online events organised by the global network
  3. Organise your own online event or social media action with friends and family. Get inspired here
  4. Take part in the global twitterstorm - get  #BanLiveExports trending
  5. Visit the Facebook page

Find out about Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and see what you can do to help them.   They were founded in 1967 by a British farmer who was horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. CIWF are calling for an end to all factory farming practices.

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has a number of things you can do – and from their website:

In addition, you can do more...

Be informed about Live Export - where is it happening?

Ban Live Export's website has maps to show you the live trade in LIVE cattle, sheep and pigs.  Note the word LIVE.   That means they are living when they make these long journeys. What can it be like for these animals?  I just daren’t think. 

See more maps here, worldwide, from BanLiveExport's website

Change your diet

We can all go vegetarian or vegan or at least introduce more of these meals into our diets to reduce the need for meat.

Go for local

If we eat meat, we can buy local wherever we can. Avoid anywhere which supports intensive factory farming.

Ask questions before you order when eating out

Check where meat dishes come from – who supplies the places with meat when you eat out? Which country has it come from?  That will give you an idea of how far it has travelled.   

Animals have no voice - but we do

Consider the environmental impact

If nothing else, consider the impact on the environment all this live transport has, and also the impact on the land use for agriculture in the first place. 

Join other campaigns as well to improve animal welfare

End the Cage Age – this is a campaign from Compassion in World Farming to end the cage age.  Have you signed their petition?  CIWF are calling on the government to introduce new laws that would ban cages for ALL farm animals in the UK.  The more we can show governments that we care about animal welfare, the better.  Sign here now.


The images on this page are from stoplivetransport.org's website.