We are currently sticking with live exports as like us, many visitors seem keen on this topic.
For those of you who want to keep up to date on what is happening in Ireland (EU) regarding live exports; we can suggest that you go to the CIWF Ireland Volunteer Facebook page at:
Here there is lots of news and articles about Irish exports.
You will see that investigations are finding that even after making the sea crossing from Ireland to France; after which calves should immediately go to a control post; some transporters are continuing their journey for at least another 5 hours. Some drivers have informed that the calves they carry have been on the truck for over 32 hours !
This is completely against the EU Regulation to allegedly protect animals during transport – Reg 1/2005. The same is the case with the temperatures for sheep exported from Romania to Kuwait. Is the EU concerned about enforcing its own regulations or not ?
Ship Tracking Update for Romanian Sheep Destined for Kuwait.
… And talking of the sheep exported from Romania; the Al Shuwaikh (Romania-Kuwait) is currently at anchor off of Port Said in the Eastern Mediterranean (North of Egypt).
We do not know at this time why the vessel is at anchor there at this time – to take on supplies and food for the animals ? – who knows.
We will continue to give position updates as we track the vessel.
Regards Mark (WAV).
Photos from Marine Traffic photographers as credited.