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November 26, 2019 - Compassion in World Farming

Over 14,000 sheep die in live transport disaster

Over 14,000 sheep die in live transport disaster
Credit: Carter Caroline

A colossal tragedy - Over 14,000 sheep died yesterday (24th November), when the Queen Hind overturned after leaving the port of Midia, off the coast of Romania.

Despite the best efforts of rescuers on site, it has been reported that only 32 sheep were saved. This tragedy is not the first and could have been prevented. While we do not know why the vessel capsized, Compassion believes that there is no need for any farm animals to undergo these journeys. They cause enormous suffering.

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