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May 13, 2020 - The Guardian

EU's live export trade puts welfare of millions of animals at risk – report

EU's live export trade puts welfare of millions of animals at risk – report
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European commission finds welfare gaps, non-compliance and poor planning in trade of animals to North Africa and the Middle-East.

The welfare of millions of cattle, sheep and goats exported from the EU is being put at risk by failings including heat stress, bad planning and a lack of information from the destination country, a new European commission report has found. Among the systemic problems identified were poor planning for high temperatures, an issue that has been raised repeatedly by campaigners. In summer, the report said, animals “in many vehicles arriving to ports” must sometimes “endure temperatures of over 35C”.

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