12 May 1995

Bishop joins row

AS LIVE exports increase through Dover the local bishop has joined protestors at the port to bless calves and sheep bound for the Continent.

Moral lead

The Rt Rev Richard Llewellyn called for Britain "to give a moral lead by saying that we will have no part in this cruel trade". And, he added, cruelty to animals was an offence before God.

At Dover it now looks likely that a third livestock ship will shortly start operating. It is believed to be berthed in the port already, awaiting clearance from MAFF and the port authority.