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On Thursday 7 June, nine MEPs – Dan Jørgensen, Pavel Poc (S&D), Carl Schlyter (Greens/EFA), Andrea Zanoni (ALDE), Oreste Rossi (EFD), Karl-Heinz Florenz (EPP), Jorg Leichtfried (S&D), Joanna Senyszyn (S&D) and Keith Taylor (Greens/EFA) – handed over a petition to John Dalli (8hours.eu) signed by 1.1 million people mainly calling for the transport of live animals on their way to slaughter to be no more than 8 hours.

Intergroup President Dan Jørgensen, who was the initiator of the “8 hours” campaign, was pleased that the Commissioner had promised to bring forward proposals for the revision of the existing legislation on animal transport times and said: “we have fought for shorter transportation times for many years now. Now it finally sounds like the Commissioner is listening. This is a very big day”.

Once the Commission will table its proposal for a revision of the transport times for animals sent to slaughter, Dan Jørgensen along with many of his colleges in the European Parliament will fight for the introduction of an 8 hours limit on animal transports in Europe.

 

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