Sunday, 14 July 2013

Live Exports Campaigning at the Kent County Show

Campaigners against the export of live farm animals from the Port of Dover will be taking their protest to the Kent County Show on 12, 13 & 14 July. The campaigners will be setting up camp on public land adjacent to

One of the campaigners, Councillor Ian Driver, said "The Kent County Show is a showcase for the county's agricultural industry and whilst most people working in agriculture care deeply about the welfare of animals, some of those associated with animal transport operate in an extremely cruel and barbaric way. This is why we will be leafleting the show to expose the nasty, brutal side of Kent's agricultural industry which is hidden from public view."

Thanet Green Party Councillor, Ian Driver, who is also attending the protest added: "Opposition to the export of live farm animals from Kent's ports is growing fast. The RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming are supporting our campaign as is Green Party Euro MEP Keith Taylor and Ramsgate and Dover MPs Laura Sandys and Charlie Elphicke. We are planning a peaceful protest and will be protesting lawfully on public open land. We do not expect Kent County Show employees, or the Kent Police to attempt to remove us."
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FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Councillor Ian Driver on 07866588766
Journalists are invited to join us for interviews and photos whilst we set up our base camp adjacent to the Showground on the A249 from 8am on 12th July. Contact address as above. Promoted by H.Dawe for Kent Green Party, both at 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF. KENT GREEN NEWS, free ezine, is available by subscription at www.kentgreenparty.org
the entrance of the Kent County Showground on the A249 and will be leafleting the tens of thousands of visitors expected at the show over the coming weekend.

3 comments:

Matt Porter said...

"We are planning a peaceful protest and will be protesting lawfully on public open land. We do not expect Kent County Show employees, or the Kent Police to attempt to remove us." is a load of rubbish! I was an exhibitor at the Show and the amount of abuse thrown at us was atrocious! Most people there were under 18 and were being called prostitutes, c**ts, animal molesters and were constantly filmed and pictured without consent. These protesters were so bad the police had to be called a number of times. Many threats were made to us. This WAS NOT A PEACEFUL PROTEST

Matt Porter said...

"We are planning a peaceful protest and will be protesting lawfully on public open land. We do not expect Kent County Show employees, or the Kent Police to attempt to remove us." is a load of rubbish! I was an exhibitor at the Show and the amount of abuse thrown at us was atrocious! Most people there were under 18 and were being called prostitutes, c**ts, animal molesters and were constantly filmed and pictured without consent. These protesters were so bad the police had to be called a number of times. Many threats were made to us. This WAS NOT A PEACEFUL PROTEST

Stuart Jeffery said...

These people were clearly not part of Ian's group.