This website aims to keep things positive, as there is no point traumatising visitors, so that empaths are too frightened to visit. There is a time and place obviously for the brave undercover workers, who must go through so much to bring issues to light (if this is you, read the book Aftershock for tips on how to cope as an activist involved in traumatic situations).
Having said that, we must all act collectively to stop the horrors of live transport. Many young and terrified animals are taken on journeys of hundreds or sometimes thousands of miles, often in heat and some die from being crushed, before being slaughtered (often without being stunned). So here are a few tips to help (noting that most meat-eaters are also against the live transport of animals).
Compassion in World Farming is the main charity involved in ending live transport of animals. Set up by a concerned dairy farmer, this is not a vegan charity but does the most work in helping to end the trade. You can visit this site to find out more, learn about what the laws are and join their campaigns to stop live transport both here and abroad. Animals Australia and SAFE (NZ) also have campaigns to stop the live trade from their countries to the Middle East (NZ is banning live exports from 2023).
It is hoped that the live export of animals will be banned in England and Wales due to the UK leaving Brexit trade rules. Sign the petition at 38 Degrees to help Scotland ban live exports too.
Green MEP Keith Taylor says that trade deals with the World Trade Organisation will be worse than the EU. For instance, it presently won’t allow the EU to ban the import of battery eggs, which is why consumers have power to stop it, as governments and trade organisations won’t). They and Eurogroup for Animals are trying to change the law, and encourage people never to eat veal (from live-exported calves who live in crates that are banned here). Sign the Stop the Trucks petition.