Related WAV posts on this issue:
Great news on our Judicial Review of British calf exports. The Scottish Government’s outrageous request for an indefinite delay has been REJECTED!
The Court of Session has, instead, chosen to double the court time available for our case – and the hearing is now expected to take place in October.
The battle against cruelty isn’t over yet, but we’ve secured a first, big victory. A huge thank you to everyone who has backed this campaign so far. If you haven’t already done so, please:
|Take action – Call on the Scottish Government to drop their defence of the appalling live export trade.
|Donate – 100% of your gift will support Compassion’s work in the UK.
|Spread the word to fight live exports, using ciwf.org.uk/JusticeForCalves
Thank you! Together, we will keep up the fight for #JusticeForCalves.
With best wishes,
STUCK ON A TRUCK
Every year, thousands of unweaned calves are sent from Scotland to fattening farms in Spain. These vulnerable, young ‘by products’ of the dairy industry suffer journeys that are both horrific and, we believe, illegal.
Animal transport law states that unweaned calves cannot travel for more than 8 hours – unless, after a maximum of 9 hours’ transport, they are rested, given water and, “if necessary”, fed.
In reality, the ‘rest’ usually just means the lorry stops moving for an hour. And, because milk substitute can’t in practice be provided on the trucks, calves may go as long as 23 hours without food. They must be stressed, exhausted, and desperately hungry.
Whilst they’re on British farms, these young animals must legally be fed twice a day. Yet the transporters think it’s not ‘necessary’ to feed them until they’re first unloaded in Northern France!
WAV Further Comment:
During 2010 – Yes, 10 years ago !
Mark worked with the Dutch investigator friends at ‘Eyes on Animals’ http://eyesonanimals.com/ , as well as with ‘Animals’ Angels’ (Germany) http://www.animals-angels.de/startseite,en_ORG.html and PMAF (France) http://www.pmaf.org/ to produce a 125 page official investigation report for the EU Legal Affairs team in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament (MEP’s) and UK Parliamentarians (MP’s) – a report which specifically investigated live animal (calves) transport between certain, specific (EU) member states.
We have always known that live calf transport does not adhere to the EU rules which allegedly ‘protects’ animals in transport.
You can read and see a lot more in relation to this by visiting, and scrolling down at:
Or, If you care to click on the following link below you will see a written summary of just 1 of the 5 trails which was undertaken and clearly proved that Irish calves were not being given adequate food and rest at an approved Staging Post facility after they had made the crossing from Ireland to France.
Remember, this (link below) is just 1 of the 5 investigation reports that we produced in our ‘overall’ document of 2010;
and it also lists all the non compliances with the EU Regulation 1/2005 for this specific trail / investigation are given at the end of this specific investigation report. Remember also that these investigations and reports do not just appear by magic. Many people, their time, money and several vehicles are often involved – they all take effort and time to record all the exact details which you can see detailed in the report.
Thus, it can be annoying in the least when all this work is undertaken, compiled and presented to the EU, and then they do nothing about it ! – something is wrong somewhere; hence our gripes as detailed in many current posts re live animal transport and the EU ignorance. This is typical of the work involved to ‘do the trail / investigation job’ properly; and when you do and then get completely ignored at EU level you begin to ask questions about those same people and the EU ‘organisation’ who are supposed to be ‘enforcing’ the ‘animal welfare’ regulations.
Click on the following link to read a very small part (1 of 5 investigation reports) of the overall trail / investigation report:
For the Calves – Regards Mark