The EU has betrayed the “European idea” for democracy, solidarity and peace: the euro and banking crisis, migration crisis, foreign policy, economic policy … all this is in the EU’s account and we could even call it a heresy
But the worst betrayal of the EU is the betrayal of the animals.
On 14.02.2019, the majority of the EU Parliament rejected significant improvements for animal transport within the EU and in third countries.
A black day for the animals.
Also proposed improvements for torture conditions in transports in non-EU countries, such as Egypt or Turkey, were not accepted.
Animal transports from the Czech Republic to Iraq-Photo: Animals Angels
The majority of MEPs, as always, are only concerned with the profits of the “meat mafia.” That is, they are not interested in the immeasurable suffering of animals during transport; and it will continue!
The transport business requires 1.4 billion animals per year, of which 4 million “livestock” are transported from the EU to third countries every year: cattle, pigs, sheep and hens are these “slaughter animals”, who suffer cruelly in the transport – despite legal EU regulations.
Excrement and ammonia is animal cruelty
The Transport Regulation of the EU in Article 3 says:
-The animals must be transportable.
-The transport should be designed so that no injuries and suffering arise.
-Violence towards animals during transport is prohibited.
-Delays in transportation are also prohibited, unless the animals can be supplied with water and food.
Exhausted cow, due to birth of calf in truck-foto: Animals Anngel`s
In practice, however, there is no time limit for animal transport. The animals can in principle be transported endlessly. In addition, the EU regulation contains a large number of inaccurate provisions, which in practice are always interpreted to the detriment of the animals. They are usually transported in excess, the animals can hardly lie down to rest – injuries are predetermined.
Cow with broken horn-Foto: Animals Angels
In 2013, Danish MEP Dan Jørgensen launched the 8hours campaign with Animals Angels.
To date, and despite the 1.2 million signatures, the EU rejects this 8hours transport limit.
Sign of dehydration-Foto: Animals Angels
Enforcing the law is an illusion as long as there are long-distance transports.
On the other hand, Member States have a duty to ensure efficient enforcement of the legislation in animal transports.
Which is just a farce.
Days long waiting in customs-Foto: Animals Angels
Because after joining the EU, many countries took the opportunity to do real business with the animals. Thanks to the EU subsidies.
Romania: Illegal slaughter on the market-Foto: Animals Angels
Many animal rights organizations have documented the manure stalls in animal transports, in the crematoria for strays of various southern and eastern countries.
Unfortunately without results, that is: without sanctions for guilty parties.
They have proven that illegal crime against animals is tolerated, ignored and thus promoted by the EU.
Animal Welfare Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is an agrarian lobbyist, a fur farmers supporter, a friend and helper to all animal exploiters.
According to Commissioner Andriukaitis, the animal welfare legislation is country thing, in other words: people! we cannot do anything!
Polish non-attached MEP Dobromir Sośnierz (MEP of the reactionary party Wolność / KORWIN) said in his speech to the European Commission, “Animals do not pay taxes and therefore we should not talk about them!”
We want to remind him that animals pay with their lives for people to make money. No EU- law protects them as persons, they apply as raw materials.
We only ask ourselves with horror, why should we pay the salary of such a mindless person.
“The Animal Welfare Policy of the European Commission is a Dirty Animal Welfare Policy,” said MEP Stefan Eck.
Yes! It is fact, the EU has failed.
In that sense, it makes no sense for anyone to be involved in these fiasco elections.
My best regards to all, Venus