Category: Live Transport

16/6: The WAV Team Response To A Message Left Today.

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Now and again; as with any site relating to just about any issue or subject; you expect, and sometimes get, negative comments, even abuse.

We can handle that no problem; part of running a site we guess; if people have something negative to say, then fine, we review it and if necessary attempt to respond, giving our perspective; our views, justifications etc.

A message ‘greeted us’ this morning; and in unison; we immediately had no argument with deleting the comment; as it was more than pitiful and we do not feel it is even worth showing – why give an asshole publicity we ask ? – but we shall say it was nasty and vindictive towards the death of Regan.  From someone in the business we ask ? – and do they want to start an abusive series of ‘ping pong’ between us and them ? – we the answer from us is ‘No’; and for the turd from the gutter that wrote it, there is now only one place to archive it –  in the TRASH, as both they and their comment both should be.

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So in response to Mr Primary Jerk; from us, and by clicking on the following link, you can gain access to all of our past posts relating to Regan and her work to save animals:

Search Results for “regan russell” – World Animals Voice

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Regan died taking action to help suffering animals, she did not hide in saying what she was involved with – campaigning for and saving lives, and where she came from.  Now the world knows her story and her name, unlike the psycho jerk that sent this mail to us and who boasts about killing animals.  We suggest firstly, he slithers back down the crack he originated from, secondly, he attempts to get some kind of a life, and thirdly, that taskes up a hobby that does not involve killing animals, as he proudly boasts he does in his comment.  What next – children ?

We will not even publish his reply, because, like him, IT IS UTTER PREMIUM SHIT.

We, like all fellow activists out there, continue with our respect to Regan again for paying the ultimate in her actions to be a voice for suffering animals.  Her name will never be forgotten.

The crew at WAV.

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Germany: 103 piglets died of overheating

Heat and defective hydraulics apparently caused a drama in Rehfeld in the Elbe-Elster district in the state of Brandenburg, Germany yesterday.
According to reports from the Lausitzer Rundschau, 103 of 150 piglets that were supposed to be brought to Lower Saxony for fattening died on the transporter.

The removal and loading of breeding piglets follows its own routine. The work of the breeding farm is finished, the transport company takes over piglets and responsibility.

As the regional newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau reports today, yesterday at Hoyaer Piglet rearing GmbH & Co.KG in Rehfeld (Elbe-Elster district) a drama that began in the morning and only ended in the late evening with the departure of the regional fire departments and over killed a hundred piglets.

Dead piglets: locked in a transporter

According to the report, 150 piglets were already loaded when the hydraulic lifting device on the four-story animal transporter failed.
The result: the piglets that had already been loaded were locked up on the top floor of the transporter.

Polizei stellt Verstöße bei Tiertransporten fest | SACHSEN FERNSEHEN

The employees of the transport company, supported by the employees of the piglet rearing, tried to solve the technical problem. Specialist companies were contacted, and an employee of the truck manufacturer was even on site, those involved reported to the “Lausitzer Rundschau”.
They couldn’t solve the problem (!!!)

Meanwhile it gets hotter and hotter. The temperature rose to just under 28 degrees in southern Brandenburg on Wednesday.
When the fire brigade was notified at 4:30 p.m., many piglets were already dead.

The fire brigade’s comrades tried to unscrew the roof first, reports the head of operations.

Tiertransport gestoppt: Knapp 1200 Ferkel in Lastwagen zusammengepfercht - Nachrichten aus der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar - RNZ

Then openings were flexed into the side walls and the truck driver was prevented from putting himself at risk when trying to help the piglets. The comrades from Rehfeld and Falkenberg left again around 8.30 p.m., writes the “Lausitzer Rundschau”.
In retrospect, several defective fuses would have been the cause of the defect.

This realization came too late for 103 piglets.

https://www.bauernzeitung.de/news/defekte-hydraulik-am-transporter-mehr-als-hundert-ferkel-tot/

And I mean…“The removal and loading of breeding pigs takes place according to its own routine. The work of the breeding company is finished, the transport company takes over piglets and takes responsibility”.

It took a bunch of useless “professional” idiots a hole day to send 103 piglets to their cruel deaths.

What kind of responsibility are we talking about here, actually?
If a transporter does not even know whether the basic equipment of a truck transporter is functional (but before all animals are penned in it), then that is not called responsibility, this is a company that is no longer allowed to have a license.

But the insurance will pay, the transport company is not worried about that.
Losses are taken into account when transporting animals.

Animal transport is a lucrative business, which is why these mobile coffins are still in use.

My best regards to all, Venus

14/6/21 – Mr Philip Wollen Becomes The First WAV Patron; We Are (More Than) Delighted, and Welcome Him To The Group. – World Animals Voice

Animal transports: It is time for decisions and justice.

Why are there animal transport?

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.

It is time for decisions and for justice.

From Venus, with best regards to all

14/6/21 – Mr Philip Wollen Becomes The First WAV Patron; We Are (More Than) Delighted, and Welcome Him To The Group.

Today, 14/6/21 is a special day for us.

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.

Philip Wollen is a Badass Vegan.

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 :

https://www.kindnesstrust.com/

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.

England: Live Exports – A Message From Phil; CEO At Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) London.

Any photos shown in any of the links are added from WAV archives.

All ofour live export articles can be accessed by visiting:

Live Transport – World Animals Voice

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Above – PMAF (France)

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

For more information on Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day, visit: www.stoplivetransport.org

14/6/21 – Today is International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports. 

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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.

Regards from Mark and Venus.

Above – Anti export campaigners in NEPAL

Below – SLOVAKIA

Links:

Animals Australia – for a kinder woeld:

https://www.animalsaustralia.org/

PeTA – Help end the hideously cruel live export trade:

https://secure.peta.org.uk/page/34699/action/1

 

EU trade and transport of live animals:

Animal Welfare Foundation – We demand an end for cruel live transports by road and sea

https://www.animal-welfare-foundation.org/en/projects/animal-transport/live-exports-by-road

Animals Angels – Stop Live Transport:

https://www.animals-angels.de/en/

Eyes on Animals – watching out for their welfare:

https://www.eyesonanimals.com/

Urge the Scottish Government to work with the UK Government and the Welsh Government to deliver a ban across the whole of Great Britain at the same time, and as soon as possible.

Petition – Ban live exports (e-activist.com)

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

Please join us online, and speak out against the cruel, global live exports trade. Find out more, and register to take part.

Last year’s story

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 emails to 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.

For more information and resources, please visit stoplivetransport.org.

SAFE, New Zealand:

Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day Marred As Live Export Ships Make Their Way To Aotearoa

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO2106/S00112/ban-live-exports-international-awareness-day-marred-as-live-export-ships-make-their-way-to-aotearoa.htm

Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day

https://stoplivetransport.org/

Viva ! England – International Live Export Awareness Day:

Animal Aid England – Ban Live Exports 2021 – International Awareness Day:

From our friends at OIPA in Italy:

BAN LIVE EXPORTS INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS DAY. THIS CRUEL PRACTISE MUST END: ANIMALS ARE SENTIENT BEINGS

https://www.oipa.org/international/ban-live-exports-awareness-day-2021/

How to stop live animal export:

What countries have, or are, banning live exports:

A few photos of SOME pof the recent global demos calling for an end to live animal transport:

Above – ROMANIA

Above – SOUTH KOREA

Above – SPAIN

Above – ITALY

Above – AUSTRIA

Above – PORTUGAL

Hunland promises improvements in animal transport

Hunland is not waiting for a change in the EU regulations but is developing, in its own competence and in cooperation with animal welfare NGOs, much stricter animal welfare rules for the transport of farm animals than the current regulations, said a Board member after an EU hearing.

As a first step, the long-term transport of unweaned calves will be banned from August, but professionally trained animal welfare officers and body cameras can also come later.

Hunland is implementing a new animal welfare practice in the field of animal transport after the company, which is also active in Hungary, took part in an E hearing on the subject.

The event organised by the European Parliament’s ANIT Committee of Inquiry, a body for the protection of animals during transport, and held in early March was attended by the EU decision-makers, by animal welfare NGOs and by companies active in the sector.
At the constructive event, despite seemingly contradictory points of view, the parties agreed on the need to further improve the EU’s animal welfare situation during transport and to call for even more humane methods in this area.

Photo, video, body camera

The expert added that the situation of animals as well as companies and workers in the sector will be better if those involved do not look for faults but actively work to ensure that animal welfare considerations are met during transportation.

To this end, the corporate group proposes to introduce an image and video documentation obligation during certain phases of transport, such as loading, unloading and resting.

The company will also begin training animal welfare officers to oversee the process during transportation, and would also inspect drivers.
In addition, the company manager suggested that the body cameras and webcams of the participants in transport could be used to transparently monitor the transport of the animals so that their treatment could be checked.

Following the event, Péter Hencz stated:

“It is clear to Hunland that it will not wait for changes in regulations at national and EU level, but it will introduce significantly stricter rules than the official animal welfare standards in its own area, which it strictly observes during transportation and also shares its experience with animal welfare organisations that express their interest”.

Long-term transport of calves is discontinued

As one of the first steps, the company group will not transport unweaned calves, i.e. calves younger than 90 days, in a long term from 1 August this year, i.e. Hunland will ban the transport of calves that are not yet able to live independently for more than 8 hours.

By doing so, the company is embarking on a more lenient practice than the animal welfare regulations which are quite strict internationally.
The current regulations allow the long-term transport of calves as early as from the age of 14 days.
In the months leading up to the introduction, all Hunland partners will be able to prepare for a practice that will change significantly from August, which will be a decisive step in animal trading.

They do not follow but shape the rules

Péter Hencz said about the decision: Hunland’s goal is to actively bring to life a humane and transparent animal transport practice, not by following the rules but by shaping them, in cooperation with the animal welfare organisations.

The ban on long-term transport of unweaned calves is only the first step in this regard.
The Hunland Group will take further pioneering steps in the field of animal welfare in consultation with experts, animal welfarists and partners.

The Hunland Group, which started as a small family business in Dutch ownership, is now one of the most important agricultural players in Hungary.

Originally limited to the livestock trade, the company is now also regarded as a serious agricultural producer, with large capacities in beef cattle, milk production and feed production.

However, the company’s main activity is still the export of livestock: in this field Hunland is a significant player in the Mediterranean region, in the Middle East, in Russia and in the surrounding countries.

https://novekedes.hu/english/livestock-transport-in-a-gentle-and-transparent-way-hunland-will-be-even-stricter-than-the-regulations

And I mean…As early as 2017, the company commissioned the organization Eyes on Animals to hold an animal welfare seminar for 15 employees.

EoA activist reports about it:
“Hunland Transport tries to introduce standards within the company that go beyond the basic minimum requirements of the often vague EU legislation.
They were an open-minded and committed training group. We thank Hunland Transport for their serious efforts.

It will not be possible to stop the transport of farm animals, but every opportunity should be used to significantly improve the conditions for transporting the animals in cooperation with good transport companies”.

On April 20, 2019, Hunland announced its willingness to cooperate in livestock with Egypt via the media:

Egypt, Hungary explore partnerships in the livestock sector


“Egypt, Hungary explore partnerships in the animal husbandry sector” !!

“The two parties also agreed to import goats, especially in light of high demands from breeders of this strain, which is known with their high production of meat and milk, the statement read.

For their part, the Hunland representatives expressed their willingness to export Holstein calves to Egypt, in addition to providing the technical assistance to the country with regard to artificial insemination and the improvement of Egyptian breeds of cattle to increase their production of milk and meat”, the statement noted.”

Who controls the animal transport when Hunland transports animals in the Mediterranean or the Middle East?

Even the minimum European animal transport regulations stop at the EU borders, as we have seen very often.

Goodwill alone does not help here, we need laws, pressure, demonstrations in front of the EU Commission in Brussels or the EU Parliament.

Therefore: Even the small improvements in the form of Hunland must not give us illusions that the meat industry will take care of the suffering of animals in animal transports, farms and slaughterhouses.
Because that’s part of their business

We welcome Hunland’s decision. And we hope the company keeps its promises.
But our struggle goes much deeper and aims at the end of animal transports.

My best regards to all, Venus

UK: New Animal Welfare Bill Launched With Positives For Animals. What Leaving the EU Can Do.

New Animal Welfare Bill launched to protect pets, livestock and wild animals – Defra in the media (blog.gov.uk)

New Animal Welfare Bill launched to protect pets, livestock and wild animals

There is positive coverage today following the launch of our Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to improve welfare standards across Great Britain. The story was covered by the MirrorEvening Standard and Daily Express. The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss was also interviewed by the Daily Mail about our new measures to tackle puppy smuggling.

The UK has long history of leading the way on animal welfare and now that we have left the EU, the Government is committed to improving our already world-leading standards by delivering a series of ambitious reforms, outlined in the Action Plan for Animal Welfare.

The Bill will raise animal welfare standards in five key areas:

  • Puppy smuggling: The Government will introduce new powers to tackle the unethical trade of puppy smuggling by reducing the number of pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) that can travel under pet travel rules. It will also include powers for the Government to bring in further restrictions on the movement of pets on welfare grounds, for example by increasing the minimum age of imported puppies and restricting the import of pregnant dogs and dogs with mutilations such as cropped ears and tails.
  • Live exports: Live animals can endure excessively long journeys during export, causing distress and injury. EU rules prevented any changes to these journeys, but the UK Government is now free to pursue plans which would see a ban on the export of live animals for slaughter and fattening. We will become the first European country to end this practice.
  • Banning keeping primates as pets: Primates are highly intelligent animals with complex needs and require specialist care. The Government will deliver on its manifesto commitment to introduce a ban on keeping them as pets, ensuring that all primates being kept privately in England are being kept at zoo-level standards and that those unable to meet the standards are phased out.
  • Livestock worrying: The Bill will give new powers to the police to provide greater protection to livestock from dangerous and out of control dogs. The Bill will also extend this protection to other species such as llamas, ostriches and game birds.
  • Zoos: The Zoo Licensing Act will be amended to improve zoo regulations and ensure that zoos are doing more to contribute to conservation.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said:

The Kept Animals Bill will bring in some of the world’s highest and strongest protections for pets, livestock and kept wild animals.

As an independent nation outside the EU we are now able to go further than ever on animal welfare by banning the export of live animal exports for slaughter and fattening, prohibiting keeping primates as pets and bringing in new powers to tackle puppy smuggling.

This builds on the launch of our Action Plan for Animal Welfare and Animal Sentience Bill last month as part of our work to build on our status as a world leader on animal welfare.

The Bill is the second piece of legislation introduced in the last month aimed at driving better standards of animal welfare, after the Government’s decision to formally recognise animals as sentient beings in domestic law through the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. The Government will also announce a series of further reforms this year related to microchipping, pet theft, farm animal welfare and tackling wildlife crime.

Follow Defra on Twitter, and sign up for email alerts here.

Regards Mark

Happy Animals Make for Tastier Meat—or at Least We Like to Think They Do

England: More Dairy.

We have been involved with live calf export work and report writing to the EU in the past; check it out at About Us. | Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) and scroll down until ypou come to the photos of the export calves.

You can also read one of the investigation report by going to Microsoft Word – JH.04.03.2010_REPORT on NON-COMPLIANCE with RESTING TIMES in relation to CONTROL POST at F-HEAUVILLE.doc (wordpress.com) – read more about the investigation work via the above link.

A couple of our recent posts relating to dairy:

World Milk Day – we think of the cow – World Animals Voice

The Sexual Violation of Dairy Cows in 14 Steps. – World Animals Voice

And you can read all of our live export posts by visiting:

Live Transport – World Animals Voice

TRANSLATOR – Please remember we have one on the site, so you can read everthing we produce in a multitude of languages.  On the left of the page is a heading called ‘TRANSLATE’ – just click here, select your language, and all we be converted.  Simple !

Photo – We Animals Media

Staying with the abuses in dairy:

We Animals Media | Dairy Cows and Veal Calves

We Animals Media (WAM) brings visibility to hidden animals through compelling photo and videojournalism. As the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency, it is our mission to document the stories of animals in the human environment — those used for food, fashion, entertainment, and experimentation — and to connect those stories to the individuals and organizations who can amplify their reach.

Our growing network of award-winning photographers and videographers extends throughout the world, capturing images from a broad and diverse spectrum of animal industries. Together, we have created the world’s most comprehensive collection of animal photojournalism. This globally accessible resource is made available for free to anyone working to inspire compassion, conversation and change.

About – We Animals Media

Regards Mark

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Netherlands: A Short Video On the Work of ‘Eyes On Animals’. Please Share.

WAV Comment – Lesley is an old friend, and we ave worked together on a few live export issues in the past.

Please watch the video and see the fantastic work they are doing at Eyes on Animals.

Regards Mark

Dear friends,

We just finished making a short video about some of the work that we do and why we do it. It shows the changes we have made and continue to work on so that animals suffer less and are better respected.

We are hoping to raise more awareness and draw new donors to join Eyes on Animals so that we can intensify our efforts on the ground.

This film will touch you and we want to thank you for being a part of Eyes on Animals. Without us all playing our part, we could not do such a work.

Please share this video with your loved ones and show them the organization you are supporting! With warm regards,    

Lesley Moffat
director Eyes on Animals
 


https://www.eyesonanimals.com/            

Hunland, Europes’ largest animal transport and trading company, stops transport of unweaned calves

MAY 27, 2021

Hunland Group has publically announced it will go beyond the ambiguous EU rules and completely stop transporting unweaned calves under the age of 3 months. The reason for their decision is that calves cannot be given the proper care and feeding they need while cooped up on a truck.  Calves of this age are dependent on milk for nutrition, and cannot yet ruminate and eat roughage. It is impossible to place milk in the trucks’  watering system, or to offer it at the right temperature for safe digestion or to verify that each calf gets enough. To read about Hunlands’ decision, see HERE.

Eyes on Animals has a long history of working with Hunland and sensitizing their company to animal-welfare. We have worked together on improving the design of livestock trucks and on-board water systems (see HERE), we train their animal-truck drivers in Hungary regularly ( see : https://www.eyesonanimals.com/training-course-to-truck-drivers-from-hunland-trans-company-hungary/ and https://www.eyesonanimals.com/training-course-given-to-hunland-livestock-drivers/ and https://www.eyesonanimals.com/training-course-given-to-hunland-livestock-drivers-2/ and worked on EU welfare projects together (https://www.eyesonanimals.com/eu-project-on-good-and-aspiring-practices-to-reduce-stress-of-poultry-transport/)  Hunland has proved to be an open-minded animal transport company always striving to be on top of animal behaviour and welfare issues and adopting their company policies to them. We are grateful for their decision and for paving a new road for better welfare for unweaned calves. We hope other transport companies will follow their lead, and veterinarian and EU authorities too, at phasing out the long-distance transport of unweaned calves.