EVERY year millions of animals are transported from Europe to the Middle East and North Africa. They experience hundreds of hours in tortuous heat and then there's brutal treatment at the end of their journeys, if they survive. Farm animals travel to Russia, Turkey, The Middle East and North Africa, even as far as Singapore.

When European animals are transported outside Europe they leave behind every shred of legal protection.

The EU failed dismally to even comply with legislation which gives animals protection during transport, which doesn’t surprise me.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said that once Britain leaves the EU, Britain could ban the export of live farm animals to mainland Europe.

The aim of this is to slaughter in Britain and export the meat in refrigerated lorries to Europe and beyond, on the hook and not the hoof. This should be welcome news to British animal lovers.

M Embling, Crook