Open petition to end long-distance live animal transport in Czech Republic
Back in June, our Member Organisation Společnost pro zvířata lit candles for the animals, victims of cruel transport practices, in front of the Czech Republic Ministry of Agriculture sending a strong message to the representatives.
MEP Jiří Pospíšil, member of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of animals, also sent his support and lit a candle for the animals.
The ceremony was also an opportunity to launch a petition calling the Czech government to :
- Ensure maximum journey times of 4 hours for chickens and 6 to 8 hours for cattle, pigs, sheep and other mammal (including waiting, loading and unloading hours),
- Work on a strategy to shift from live transport to a trade of meat and carcasses as well as genetic material only,
- Ensure the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing by enforcing mandatory stunning.
The petition is nearing its goal of achieving 10,000 signatures. Read more and support the petition here.