In 1995 the Animal Cruelty Investigation Group working with the Farm Animal Sanctuary did a considerable amount of work to expose the reality of live exports from the UK to Europe.
Here is a link to the 1995 film "U.K. Calves".
This film shows what happened to calves exported to Europe through Brightlingsea, Essex. Calves are filmed being unloaded at Nieuport, Belgium on May 10th 1995. On June 7th 1995, a different consignment of British calves were followed some 200 miles through Belgium into Holland where they were filmed being pushed into veal crates. This investigation project was undertaken by Janet Taylor from the Farm Animal Sanctuary and by Lawrie Payne and Mike Huskisson from the Animal Cruelty Investigation Group.

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