Pledge to ban live transport cheers animal welfare groups

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ANIMAL rights protesters staging an all-night vigil and demonstration at Dover docks yesterday were encouraged by a decision by P&O Ferries to ban

the transport of live animals from October. P&O said it would introduce the ban unless improved legislation was 'imminent'. A P&O spokesman said it had

become concerned that acceptable standards were not being maintained in the long-distance transport of animals for slaughter