EURO GROUP FOR ANIMALS
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Each year a billion poultry and 37 million cattle, pigs, sheep, goats
and equines are transported for commercial purposes within the EU and to
third countries. Transportation over very long distances exposes
animals to severe exhaustion, dehydration, injuries, death, and also
increases the risk of disease outbreaks. In the recognition of this, I
ask you to sign the request from Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark
for a revision of the Transport Regulation and publicly support such
Despite strong public support for limiting the live transportation
of animals, figures show that their long distance transport has
increased since the application of the EU Animal Transport Regulation in
2007. Furthermore, a significant gap has opened up between the
requirements of the legislation and the available scientific evidence.
Ongoing concerns over journey times, transport conditions and
enforcement can only be addressed when the existing standards are
updated and overhauled and when food chains where animals are
slaughtered as near as possible to their place of birth and fattening
are promoted. Live animal transport must be replaced by the transport of
meat and if live animals are to be transported it should be of a
maximum of 8 hours.
Thank you in advance, and I look forward to receiving your reply.