Live transport update: the Elbeik vessel change course
4 (and 5) March 2021
No longer headed to Cartagena, the vessel carrying nearly 2,000 bovines is now directed to Piraeus. The animals’ conditions and destiny are still unclear.
Today its final destination changed, as it’s heading to the Piraeus port (Greece), which is approved for Border Inspection.
This recent move does not shine light on the animals’ destiny. Our member Compassion In World Farming is in direct contact with the Greek veterinarian authorities, asking them to get onboard if the vessel docks.
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union states that animals are sentient beings. In line with this basic EU principle, we call on the support of the Greek Authorities and the European Commission to take all the necessary steps to get the Elbeik to dock at Piraeus.
After three months at sea, as sentient beings, these animals deserve to be unloaded, checked by veterinarians and relieved from their suffering.
WAV Comment – This is news from the AWF dated 4/3. We also did a post yesterday also in which we declared the Elbeik was heading to Piraeus (Greece).
5/3/21 – We are currently monitoring the movement of the vessel, and can confirm that the Elbeik is currently underway and due to arrive at Piraeus at around 1500hrs local time; 5/3/21.
Temperature in the region is 16 degrees C, 61 degrees F.