Press Release: Live animal transport must be reduced to prevent unnecessary suffering

On 16/03/2012, in Press releases, Transport, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

The European Parliament during its plenary session in Strasbourg adopted Written Declaration 49/2011 on the establishment in the European Union of a maximum time limit of eight hours for the transportation live animals to slaughter. The Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Conservation welcomes this initiative and is extremely pleased that more than half of all […]

Live animals transport unhealthy for humans and animals

On 20/11/2011, in All posts, Transport, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

“Animals are dragged sometimes for days across Europe to be slaughtered. This must end. Animals should preferably be transported to the nearest slaughterhouse, but in any case no longer than eight hours or 500km,” says MEP Judith Merkies. “Not only does the long journey transportation spread (animal) diseases, it is also degrading for animals.” Last […]

European Commission must act now to enforce live animal transport legislation

On 04/05/2011, in All posts, Transport, by Animal Welfare Intergroup

Members of the European Parliamentary Intergroup meeting in Brussels today received evidence illustrating the blatant indifference of the European Commission and members states to enforce EU laws on the protection of animals in transport. Experts from the transport industry, veterinarians and NGOs informed members of the European Parliament of the daily realities of animal transport […]