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P & O Ferries Press Release

September 11th 2018: Early this morning we wrote to the CEO of P & O Ferries regarding Scottish farmers using P & O Ferries to take very young calves over to Ireland, from where they were transported all the way to Spain and Italy for fattening, Some ending up in horrific slaughterhouses in North Africa. Their most welcome reply follows:

P&O FERRIES STATEMENT ON TRANSPORTATION OF YOUNG CALVES TO CONTINENTAL EUROPE ACROSS THE IRISH SEA

Release time: immediate

We can confirm that P&O Ferries will cease co-operating with the Scottish Government to transport across the Irish Sea young calves destined for continental Europe with immediate effect. We place the highest priority on animal welfare across all of our routes and were shocked by the scenes in last night's documentary. We will not hesitate to act decisively and close the account of any customer which breaches our policies in this area.
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