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.
It is hoped that the live export of animals will be banned in England and Wales by the end of 2021, due to the UK leaving Brexit trade rules. OneKind Scotland is trying to enact the same laws north of the border. You can sign a petition at 38 Degrees to get the ball rolling. What is strange about this is that it’s Boris Johnson who is taking the lead over the usually more empathic and compassionate Nicola Sturgeon over this issue (due to the farmers in Scotland making a lot of money from live exports).