This Page contains Links to Formal Complaints
Result of KAALE's complaint of the use of section 14 to the Independent Police Complaints Commission submitted in 2013.
It has taken nearly two years to get a ruling which the police are ignoring
Official Complaint – Reference: KAALE /11th July / 2014
To: Mr. George Eustice; Minister of State for Agriculture and Food,
Defra, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR.
Reply From Mark Plowright
Further Email To Mark Plowright
KAALE are now initiating the process of making documented formal complaints to the UK government / Ministry responsible for, or departments associated with live animal exports. Complaints will be made in writing and relate to any special (animal) welfare problems that are observed by KAALE monitors at Dover port during each and every export consignment.
It is the intention to give a very brief overview of all complaints made within this website.
Any KAALE formal complaints are being documented and submitted to Defra, Animal Health, various Members of the UK Parliament (MP’s), as well as to Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s) for the South East of England, this being where Dover harbour is located.
Dover harbour links: http://www.doverport.co.uk/ and
Where applicable; references to specific KAALE Reports (ie. J32, J33, J34 etc which can all be viewed on this site) associated with any of the harbour incidents will be included within the formal complaint. Photographs will be included as necessary to support the complaint, along with documented evidence of all telephone conversations made at the time (of the incident) between KAALE representatives and Animal Health personnel in Dover harbour.
When necessary, subsequent KAALE reports will include details of the official complaint(s) made. Any report will identify that a formal complaint associated with a specific incident on a specific date has been made. For example, KAALE report J45 may provide details that refer to incidents observed and noted in the original KAALE report J43. J45 (for example) will outline that an official complaint has now been independently made relating to an observed incident detailed originally in report J43.
KAALE are requesting a written response associated with the complaint from the ministry (Defra) of approximately one month. If this does not happen, then a KAALE produced sample letter will be put onto this website, asking supporters to e mail Defra ministers and Animal Health departments throughout the UK about any specific formal complaint issue which has not been resolved. E mails associated with this formal complaint will continue to be sent to government departments until a formal written response is supplied by the ministry to KAALE. If the ministry response is not considered to be adequate regarding their follow up actions, then KAALE e mail sample letters will continue to be sent indefinitely. If the ministry response is considered to be adequate regarding their actions to be taken; the KAALE produced sample (campaign) letter will be removed from this site.
Copies of each formal complaint letter will also be supplied to the EU Legal Affairs department in Brussels at the time of original production; and any follow-up responses from Defra / Animal Health, including any resulting actions proposed, will also be copied to the EU. The EU will be kept informed of Defra / Animal Health progress associated with all KAALE formal complaints.
Our intention with these complaints is to formally identify to the UK Competent Authorities any specific concerns which we have regarding live animal exports from the port of Dover. As we have stated, copies of the complaints will also be provided to the EU legal team and the EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO). The EU will be kept fully informed of each complaint and its progression, in order that they can take action against the UK competent authorities if necessary via the FVO.
Formal Complaint 1 Formal Complaint 2 Formal Complaint 3 Formal Complaint 4 Formal Complaint 6
Letters to VOSA and Animal Health – September 2013.
The following are copies of letters sent by KAALE to both VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) and Animal Health AHVLA – part of Defra.
AHVLA Letter 1 about Wednesday 4th September Letter from AHVLA about 4th September Letter from VOSA about 4th September Letter to Adam Broderick AHVLA Letter to VOSA about 4th September
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