We demand the UN create legislation to STOP and BAN export of live animals for slaughter
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We demand that the United Nations create legislation to STOP and BAN the export of live animals destined for fattening or slaughter abroad
Every year millions of live animals including pigs, cattle, sheep, horses, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese are exported. They suffer grueling journeys, that take days, even weeks in often overcrowded conditions. During the journey they can become ill or injured, suffer stress, fear and pain. They often slip, slide and fall, arriving covered in excrement, Terrified animals can fight back and may be maimed, blinded or hoisted to the ceiling by their legs to protect staff. All may be beaten or kicked.
They may continue to a third country. These animals have been recorded by journalists as being without food and water for long periods, sometimes dying on the onward journey and arriving at their destination filthy, injured or standing on the carcasses of animals that have died. In the summer months the ships can be very hot causing further discomfort for the animals.
Some countries have no animal welfare legislation in place and practice inhumane methods of slaughter that include being:
1. hoisted to the ceiling by one rear leg when fully conscious and slaughtered.
2. deliberately injured, tendons cut to restrict movement when handling.
3. restrained fully conscious bulls hacked to slit their throats.
4 restrained and hit with a sledgehammer.
5. blinded by being stabbed in the eyes.
Slaughter practices in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa are immensely cruel. They are, moreover in breach of the international standards on welfare at slaughter of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health). Sending animals to countries in which they will be slaughtered in ways that are cruel and in breach of international standards on animal welfare does not “pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals”.
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Please read the newspaper/TV reports here…
Newspapers have repeatedly reported the problem here are some examples
The West Australian.
The Irish Times.
Australia’s Agricultural Minister
Australia’s prime minister
Brazil’s Agricultural Minister
Dublin prime minister
Wellards Live Export shipping company
American Wellards contact
Live export shipping company
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