ONE Brussels policy statement you’ll never see: “EU transport laws ensure that farm animals often have no leg room, fresh air or refreshments on long-distance journeys to slaughterhouses in places like Turkey.”

There is no doubt that some proper welfare protection is desperately needed for live sheep, pigs and cattle being exported from the EU to foreign meat farms.

How can we call ourselves a “race of animal lovers” if we, the Europeans, don’t even have a simple law to protect sentient farm creatures?

It’s ludicrous that cruel farming practices still exist in 21st-century society.

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Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington.