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Five protesters were arrested at a demonstration against the resumption of live animal exports from the port of Dover - the first since the worldwide ban on British beef. The demonstrators had been trying to prevent five cargoes of lambs from loading on to the Cap Afrique ship, chartered by exporters to transport the animals from Dover to Dunkirk.

They were among around 110 protesters who gathered at the port and warned the shipment could be the first of many, now that new season lambs are reaching their slaughter weight.

Peter Stevenson, legal director of Compassion in World Farming, condemned the resumption of the trade, which came to a halt in March, when the EU banned the export of calves from Britain and live sheep exports became uneconomical.

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