Protest against animal exports
BAN Animal Trading (BAT) held a peaceful protest in Beacon Bay on Sunday morning to highlight the dangers of live animal exportation.
BAT is a non-profit organisation (NPO) that is aiming to end animal exploitation through awareness and education programmes.
BAT spokesperson, Smaragda Louw said nine activists gave of their time to spread awareness of this exploitation in the community.
“There may have been only nine activists but next time we hope they'll be many more standing up for the animals,” Louw said.
She said that cattle were shipped regularly from the East London port to Mauritius for slaughter – while still alive.
“They travel in cramped conditions with no access to food or water. These animals will stand in their own waste and have to breathe in the high ammonia levels in the air for the entire duration of their journey to Mauritius,” she added.
The NPO handed out pamphlets which outlined the dangers and cruelty endured by the animals.
According to BAT, the animals are offloaded and transported to abattoirs where they are systematically slaughtered as cheap meat for financial gain.
Other causes pursued by the organisation include dog fighting, exotic pet trade, and animal testing. Online petitions can be made on the organisation's website,
NO MORE: Protesters hold up signs showing their oppostion to live animal exports during a Ban Animal Trading protest on Sunday