Live animal transport: Elbeik still at sea with 1700 animals | Eurogroup for Animals
WAV Comment – From our research today (18/3), we understand that the Elbeik is en route to Cartagena in Spain, and will arrive today at about 1900 hours. As you can read below from AWF, the mobile killing team that was used for the ‘Karim Allah’ is still at Cartagena, so will all the remaining animals on the Elbeik be slaughtered when they arrive there ?
The incidents relating to the ‘Karim Allah’ and the ‘Elbeik’ show without doubt the abuses that the live export business inflicts on live, sentient animals. The useless EU does nothing as always about the live trade; and so it remains as useless as it always has been.
We hope that both these incidents inflict massive financial losses on all parties involved in what is outright animal abuse and suffering; we have no sympathy for them whatsoever. If you want to be involved in this business, then expect retribution from the vast majority of people.
They are sick, the operators are sick, the authorities are sick and the EU is definitely sick; it always has been where live animal transport is involved !
Live animal transport: Elbeik still at sea with 1700 animals
16 March 2021
Three months after its departure the vessel is still wandering around the Mediterranean with no clear destination.
Last Thursday, the Elbeik vessel left Greece heading towards Spain. Since yesterday, it’s anchored in front of Menorca and our member Animal Welfare Foundation got confirmation that there are more than 100 dead animals on board.
Despite the fact that the Greek authorities in Crete provided the vessel with food for the crew and feed for the animals, there are concerns over the conditions of both after 3 months at sea.
Unfortunately the fate of these animals remains unclear: the possibility for them to be exported again to a third country is still there. Indeed, the vessel’s final destination has not yet been indicated.
Meanwhile, the mobile killing unit, used for the Karim Allah’s animals, is still up in the Spanish port of Cartagena.
Immediate action is necessary to relieve the animals and the crew. We urge the Spanish authorities to finally step in and put an end to this sad journey.
I crossed over the ‘angry line’ about all this weeks ago – EU top shit – Mark