Wow! – that’s breaking news – the wonderful EU struggles to hold member states to account for animal transport breaches. What with all the evidence we have presented to them; the very them; regarding breaches of transport rules over the last 25+ years; what is changing ?
As we have always said, they are utterly useless’ and as Claire Bury says; they (EU) are not able to ban the trade. Why not we ask ? – could it be the big money made from live exports into EU coffers ? – ie putting finance before animal welfare ? – certainly seems that way.
And now we hear MEPs ‘voice concern’ about the injury and suffering caused to animals during transport across Europe.
We say; put them all into one livestock transporter and haul them from Scotland to Southern Italy. We bet the rules would be changed pretty quickly after that. As the EU can do nothing; probably better to shut it (the EU) all down and go back to individual member states and regulations.
Anything would be better than this ‘we can do nothing’ yukspeak put out by EU ‘importants’ (or so they think they are !).
EU struggles to hold Member States to account over animal transport breaches
30 October 2020
MEPs voice concern about the injury and suffering caused to animals during transport across Europe.
A senior commission official has admitted it is currently “impossible” to ban the controversial trade in live animals.
Speaking to parliament’s newly created special animal welfare committee, Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General of Health and Food Safety at the Commission, sympathised with MEPs who voiced concern about the injury and suffering caused to animals during transport across Europe.
She said everything was being done to ensure hauliers comply with current regulations but conceded, “We are not able to ban this at present.”
But, in response to growing calls for a ban on exports of live animals, she revealed that the Commission plans to revise existing legislation on animal transportation.
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