Former Miss World Rosanna Davison (pictured) has joined around 10,000 people in an appeal to the Irish Government to end the export of live animals to Libya.
Davison, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh, told the Irish Independent that as an animal lover and strict vegan, she is "strongly opposed to the resumption of live animal exports from Ireland to the Middle East, and to a country which the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish people not to travel to".
She mentioned the long journey the animals face and their 'extreme suffering' as a result of Halal 'slaughter methods'.
Ireland resumed the export of live cattle to Libya in February after a break of 17 years.
(Source: Irish Independent)