Sir, – When a farmer sells his animals in a mart he has no management over what the purchaser does with them.
As a retired veterinary inspector I can affirm that there’s clear transparency regarding the situations through which meals animals are bred, reared, transported and slaughtered.
All of these areas are frequently inspected by Department of Agriculture workers. Occasionally veterinary inspectors have travelled with consignments of animals to their vacation spot.
In Ireland meals producers use their land to provide merchandise for which the land is appropriate. Many soil sorts and situations on this nation aren’t appropriate for rising grain or greens.
The solution to ban live exports is to go to the buying nation and persuade the merchants to not buy Irish animals.
– Yours, and many others,