If you follow us on social media, you will have seen our stunning projection onto the Houses of Parliament and underneath the South Bank bridge on Saturday. Our stunt highlighted the 96% of animals who are exported from the UK each year, on average, who will receive NO protection whatsoever under the current 'Kept Animals Bill' – the Bill that has been stalled in Parliament for over a year and will ban the live export of animals for fattening and slaughter.
Alongside the stunt, we launched our brand-new petition. Please sign and share to help us reach more people.
Though we welcome the ban on animals who will be killed, it excludes tens of thousands of large animals used for breeding and tens of millions of birds who are exported across the globe every year. In 2020, 12,000 pigs were flown to China to be used for breeding.
Animals who are live exported face journeys of up to 18 hours, and even longer if given 'rest stops' in other countries. No thought is given to the rights of those animals and profits always win-out. The government must step-up and ban the live export of ALL animals.
Over 20 activists joined us on Saturday and we had 14 'Pig Protestors' on the streets handing out flyers and speaking with the public about why it's important that the government amends the Kept Animals Bill to be inclusive to all.
Check out the stunning photographs of the stunt below! To view the full gallery, click here.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day, has signed our petition and donated towards our Lives Not Stock campaign!
For the animals.