Because the EU gives subsidies to the agricultural industry.
That industry, which is nothing more than the killing machine of the “utility” animals, tries to maximize it profits with the life, with the blood and the suffering of these animals.
Hand to Hand endeavor EU and meat industry the maximum profit at the expense of the animals.
Why does EU allow such animal transport?
Because animals are seen as a commodity.
They are held and fattened where feed and labor costs are cheapest.
Therefore piglets are born in Holland, fattened in Spain and slaughtered in Italy.
And if they are transported as potato sacks in the trucks to the cheapest slaughterhouse over a thousand kilometers, all this does not interest the European Union and the Meat Mafia.
It is just about reaching the highest profits with the suffering of the animals and their death. It’s all about money.
How many animals are transported per year?
Across Europe about 2,438,306,132 “slaughter” animals are transported.
The most farm animals are transported either by truck or by ship.
The ridiculous EU regulations for animal welfare can practically not be respected.
The clock is ticking, the goods must be delivered on time. There are as good as no breaks for the animals. Only for the driver.
They suffer from cold or heat, in their feces and urine, they get injuries, they bleed, they cry, but because there are usually no control, then they suffer in their mobile graves and many even die there.
There is no limit in the transport of animals. They last between 35 hours and 7 days or more.
What can we do?
We need to stop eating meat.
We must stop cooperating with the bloody meat mafia.
We have to stop cooperating with those who kill and torture animals.
We need to abolish the hell of animals in the farms, in the live-transport and in the slaughterhouses. No eating meat is a political act and a hard blow against the barons of the EU and the meat mafia.
Purely coincidental that we had news through, today, on ‘Ban Live Exports Day’ – where global awareness and demonstrations are focussed towards ending this abhorrent trade in the transportation of live, sentient beings.
And the news is:
We welcome the great campaigner, speaker, writer and all round activist for so many causes, especially animal rights – Mr Philip Wollen, as our first WAV Patron.
Philip kindly responded to our request to be our Patron within a matter of hours, after
Like many of you, our friends and supporters; we have respected and admired so much about Philip over the years; the Ex Vice president of Citibank, who decided to get out of the race and put his money, knowledge and efforts into supporting good causes around the world.
We are delighted to have ‘Phil’ on board with us and welcome him into the World Animals Voice team. We know this friendship will be effective and long lasting; especially as we as anti export campaigners and animal rights activists; like Phil; still have a lot to say and do with efforts to end this trade and so many other global animal abuses.
So, Philip; Venus and Mark warmly welcome you into our WAV fold, and us being welcomed into yours.
Here is a link directly into the site run by Philip and his wife Trix, Winsome Constance Kindness :
You can read more about the work of the organisation by clicking on the above link; but here below is a summary of Philip Wollen as written for an introduction transcript for an MC (Master of Ceremonies) at a recent charity event:
Introducing Philip Wollen –
Philip Wollen, at 34 was Vice-President of Citibank. The Financial Press named him in the “Top 40 Brightest and Best” executives in Australia.
During his travels, by age 40 he’d witnessed cruelty so egregious he decided to do all he could to alleviate suffering, and give away everything he owned, with warm hands, and die broke. He jokes “So far, we are right on budget!”
Today, he is a “Venture Capitalist for Good Causes”, supporting some 500 mission-critical projects for children, animals and the environment in 40+ countries. Promoting “Ahimsa” (non -violence) and Veganism is his main interest.
He provides money for Children, Animals, & the Environment with schools, orphanages, animal protection, shelters, clinics, medicines, biogas plants, ambulances, bore-wells and films; sponsored a married couple (cancer survivors) to run one marathon a day for 366 consecutive days around Australia’s coast, funded marine vessels, whale & seal rescue centres, primate sanctuaries, food, disaster relief, homeless people, victims of domestic violence, scholarships, the arts, health, forests and oceans, undercover anti-poaching operations through his operational “silos”, Kindness Farms, Kindness House, Kindness Oceans, Kindness Kids, Kindness Streets, & Kindness Mobile Restaurants for the Homeless.
Philip awards the annual Kindness Gold Medal & $20,000 Cash Prize to people who have devoted their lives in the service of others. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough (UK), Dr Professor T. Colin Campbell (USA), Dr Ian Gawler OAM (Australia), Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Smt Maneka Gandhi MP (India), Captain Paul Watson (Canada), Dr Jill Robinson MBE (China), Dr Christine Townend (Australia), Captain Peter Hammarstedt (Sweden), Mr Christopher DeRose (USA), Rev. Dr Andrew Linzey (Oxford), Mr Damien Mander (Zimbabwe), Sri Pradeep Kumar Nath (India), Dr Chinny Krishna (India).
He has delivered speeches in the Parliament in The Hague, the Knesset Parliament in Israel, the European Parliament, the Parliament of World Religions, Universities, & international congresses and has discussed ethics with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Members of Parliament, Nobel Laureates & religious leaders from all the major faiths.
He is the Patron and Ambassador for many international groups; he has written Forewords for books by eminent authors on animal rights, health and ethics. His words have been read by millions around the world and his speeches have gone viral on the internet with over 60 million viewers and independently translated into over 20 languages.
Philip likes to be invisible.
The National Australia Day Council wrote: “Essentially a private man, Philip seeks no personal publicity. But he is not afraid to step into the limelight for a just cause”.
Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers accurately described him as “Reclusive”.
He has received the following awards:
The Order of Australia Medal in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Australian of the Year (Victoria).
Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre of Animal Ethics, UK.
Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Adelaide.
Australian Humanitarian Award, Australia
Supreme Master Shining World Hero Award, Asia
Cottonian of Eminence Award, India
Humanitarian Award McKee Project, Costa Rica
Sea Shepherd Volunteer of the Decade, Australia
The Albert Schweitzer Award, USA
The Peter Singer Prize and Medal, Berlin, Germany
So here we are; ladies and gentlemen; Mr Philip Wollen – Patron of ‘World Animals Voice’. We look forward very much to working with you in the future to end animal suffering.
There is little doubt that the current global live animal export trade which sees millions of animals transported by air, sea or land, is both unethical and cruel, and chilling in its blatant disregard for the welfare of the sentient animals that are transported.
However, there is reason for hope on the horizon.
After decades of campaigning, on 14th April 2021 New Zealand announced in a world first, that it would stop transporting livestock by sea in a phased two-year period. New Zealand’s own ban came after their live exports disaster in September 2020, when a livestock carrier capsized off the coast of Napier, resulting in the deaths of 41 crew members and nearly 6,000 cattle.
In the United Kingdom in May, we saw historic progress for animal welfare with plans for key reforms announced by government, including legal recognition of animal sentience and a ban on live exports. These, and a suite of other measures, were outlined first in the Queen’s Speech and then in a Defra’s Action Plan for Animal Welfare. In total, 40 measures were unveiled covering farmed, wild and companion animals, which together add up to the biggest welfare shake-up in a generation.
And only on Tuesday last week, the UK government published its new Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill, ushering in the final stage of an end to the cruel trade in live exports. The Bill will legislate to end all exports from Great Britain of cattle (including calves), sheep and pigs for fattening and slaughter.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can’t take to the streets today, but that doesn’t stop us from providing a voice for the millions of animals forced to endure long journeys for slaughter and fattening every year.
Please join us in calling on the EU Commission to follow the examples set by New Zealand and, more recently, the UK, and implement a ban on the export of live animals for fattening and slaughter https://action.ciwf.org.uk/page/83717/petition/1 . And please take to Twitter to get #BanLiveExports trending!
Enough is enough. It’s time to ban the evil that is live animal exports!
How you can get involved:-
Please help Compassion in World Farming and use this link to sign our petition to join the call for a future without factory farming
On Monday 14th June, support Ban Live Export International Awareness Day
– Mark yourself as attending or interested on the Facebook Event page to keep updated and get involved in an action on the day. – Take part in the global action on Twitter on the 14th of June, using #BanLiveExports
Today is International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports.
Just have a think about that statement; an ‘Awareness day to BAN live exports’.
As you know, the export of live animals has been one of, if not, our primary issue since its creation. No doubt many of you all over the world are today joining up with fellow activists who are hell bent on stopping this disgusting business of treating live, sentient beings as just simple goods; putting them basically into the same category as a tin of beans, packet of rice; packed up to be traded anywhere without a single thought for their wellbeing.
Did we not witness the ‘concerns’ of those involved in this trade recently when we witnessed the farce of live animals being shipped from pillar to post around the Med Sea for months on end.
From here in the UK (England) – On 8 June 2021 the UK Government introduced the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to parliament, which introduces a ban on the live export of farmed animals for fattening or slaughter, from or through Great Britain. This is a huge victory for all the dedicated campaigners, some no longer with us, who fought so hard for the rights of animals in this specific environment. We now look forward to the Bill being passed in both houses and the live export trade being stopped from the UK, or the UK being used as a ‘land bridge’ (for animals travelling from Ireland to mainland EU. Irish animals will no longer be able to suffer on English roads as part of their journey to their deaths.
The Bill still needs to work its way through Parliament before it becomes law. We hope this will be completed before end 2021.
Also, despite this positive movement regarding live animal transport in the UK; we MUST NOT forget all the animals that are suffering at this very moment whilst undergoing live transport; be it on the roads of Europe, or on ships travelling from South America to the EU, or from the EU (places such as Romania) to the Middle East; where they will be slaughtered without even the ‘basics’ such as stunning.
It is our job as activists never to forget the suffering of live transport – yesterday, today and tomorrow. So, the fight is anything but over; and as such we will give you some links in the following to allow you to continue with your fight.
By pure coincidence, this day, the bBan Live Exports Day, we will have some great (live export campaign based) news to share with you all. We will be publishing a special post on this in the next few hours.
On 14 June 2021, campaigners all over the world will unite for the sixth annual International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports. Please join us online, and speak out against the cruel, global live exports trade. Find out more, and register to take part
In June 2020, for the first time, Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day went completely ‘virtual’, and thousands of campaigners reached out across countries and continents, making their voices heard despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here’s what we achieved, together:
Over 103,000 #BanLiveExports tweets in 36 countries, viewed 31 million times.
Over 32,600 emailsto the Scottish Government demanding #JusticeForCalves – all sent in just two weeks.
Almost 9,000 tweets demanding #JusticeForCalves, including 3,100 to the Scottish Government and thousands more from campaigners spreading the word.
Selfies with the calf filter on Facebook and Instagram were viewed nearly 40,000 times.
High profile support from a whole host of Compassion heroes, including Peter Egan, Emma Milne, Deborah Meaden, Joanna Lumley, James Greenwood, Marc Abraham, Jerome Flynn, Kate Ford, Mike Beckingham, Carley Stenson and Liz Earle.
National media coverage of our Judicial Review in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Closer magazine, The London Economic and more, taking our message to millions of readers.