In May 2024 the Bill to ban live exports from and through Britain passed its final stage in the UK Parliament, meaning the export of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses for slaughter and fattening from Great Britain became illegal.

OneKind campaigner protesting against live exports outside Scottish Parliament.


OneKind campaigned for decades for a ban on the live exports of farmed animals and alongside like-minded organisations, such as Compassion for World Farming UK, Viva! and community groups such as Ayrshire Animal Save and Kent Animal Defenders, we protested outside the Scottish Parliament to hold the Government accountable.

OneKind team with MSPs outside Scottish Parliament demonstrating against live exports.

Our supporters contacted the Rural Economy Secretary urging him to stop opposing a UK-wide ban on the live export of animals for slaughter or fattening, and in 2021 more than 6,250 people signed our petition to the Scottish Government asking them to work with the UK and Welsh Governments to deliver a ban across the whole of Great Britain at the same time, and as soon as possible. 

We raised awareness about the grave welfare issues of the live exports of farmed animals. Highlights included coverage of our work on BBC’s Reporting Scotland and in The Times