I WOULD like to thank our MP Sarah Newton for her kindness and compassion in trying to end the vile trade in live animal exports from United Kingdom ports.

If one country takes the lead and bans this cruelty then it becomes possible for caring people in other countries to say to their politicians “Look they’ve stopped this trade, now you stop.”

Good to see compassionate conservatism in action, rather than rhetoric – more please.

R G Hingston, Conway Road, Falmouth