Today, huge numbers of farmed animals are transported under unacceptable conditions on European roads, only to be slaughtered on arrival.
The long duration of such journeys often causes the animals intense and avoidable suffering, as has been consistently reported over the years by Animals’ Angels investigators. Current EU legislation makes it possible for animals to be transported for several days. This has to change. Live animals sent for slaughter should never be transported for more than eight hours in total.
In November 2011, the European Commission published its report on the impact of Regulation 1/2005 on live animal transport. This report did not contain legislative proposals, nor it proposed that long-distance live transport should end.
One million signatures will be a loud wake-up call to the European institutions, reminding them that citizens reject the additional suffering currently being inflicted on farmed animals. We already have over 960,000 signatures on the 8hours website, so we hope that change.org supporters can contribute at least 30,000 signatures.
If you want to sign the petition, you can either do so here (for everybody) or on the www.8hours.eu website (for Europeans only). Please note that duplicate signatures will be deleted.
You can find further information about this campaign on the www.8hours.eu website.
Thank you for your support.