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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rosanna bids to stop animal exports to Libya

MODEL Rosanna Davison has joined around 10,000 people in an appeal to the Government to end Ireland's export of live animals to Libya.

The 29-year-old former Miss World sent a letter to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, after learning from PETA that Ireland has resumed the trade after 19 years.

Davison told the Irish Independent that as an animal lover and strict vegan, she is "strongly opposed to the resumption of live animal exports from Ireland to the Middle East, and to a country which the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish people not to travel to", citing the long journey the animals face and their 'extreme suffering' as a result of Halal 'slaughter methods'.

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