I had the pleasure of being in court today to see the sentencing of the barbaric and cruel live animal exporters Thomas Lomas and Channel Livestock Ltd. Lomas was given a 6 month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £4,000 costs. His company, Channel Livestock Ltd was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £10,000 costs. The prosecution arose from the death of 40 sheep at Ramsgate Port in September 2012. Right from the beginning of the awful trade starting at Ramsgate in 2011 hundreds of Thanet people campaigned against it and denounced it as being cruel and barbaric. Today a judge in a court of law agreed with the people of Thanet.
I would like to thank Kent Action Against Live Exports, the RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming, who supported the large number of Thanet people who campaigned against this cruel trade. The organisers of that trade have today become convicted criminals. Here's a picture taken outside the court today BAN LIVE EXPORTS!!