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Animal Welfare Foundation e.V.
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
DG Health and Food Safety
EU Trade Policy
Fondation Brigitte Bardot
Fondation droit animal éthique & sciences (LFDA)
Slaughter without stunning
Stop Live Transport
Stop The Trucks
Trade in meat and carcasses
von der Leyen Commission
Animal Welfare Foundation e.V.
Compassion in World Farming
Eurogroup for Animals
L214 Éthique & Animaux
Lega Anti Vivisezione
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Welfarm - Protection mondiale des animaux de ferme
Easter is usually a time for celebration for many – but not for the tens of thousands of lambs that Italy continues to import every year for slaughter.
Easter means hell for thousands of lambs transported across Europe
7 April 2020
Today an investigation by NGOs L214 and Eyes on Animals reveals the treatment of young Irish calves – 2 or 3 weeks of age – upon their arrival in France.
Latest live animal transport investigation reveals suffering of two-week-old calves
2 April 2020
Measures published by the European Commission yesterday to contain risks to health and animal welfare during the COVID-19 crisis may actually result in inappropriate checks on animals being transported.
EC’s health and welfare measures for COVID-19 may pose further problems for animals transported alive
1 April 2020
Live sheep exports will be avoided during the northern hemisphere summer to improve animal welfare outcomes.
Australia bans live sheep exports to the Middle East from June 1 to September 14
31 March 2020
Air transport of livestock occurs frequently from most Australian major cities.
Identifying animal welfare impacts of livestock air transport
30 March 2020
The European Commission insists that the transport of livestock between EU member states must continue, despite the severe problems imposed by the COVID-19 emergency.
COVID-19: Urgent action is needed to avoid animal welfare crisis during the transport of live animals
19 March 2020
The first campaign of its kind began in Israel in June 2018 and is supposed to continue until 2021.
The European Union is subsidizing a campaign to encourage Israel to consume European animals
2 March 2020
The Romanian authorities officially approved the livestock vessel Queen Hind for export of live animals.
The cause of the capsizing of livestock vessel Queen Hind is still unknown
28 February 2020
The buyers of leather goods do not always know where the leather comes from. In the 37 degree film, author Manfred Karremann tracks down the tortuous ways of transporting animals.
The truth behind the transport of animals used for leather
20 February 2020
Discovery by salvage divers off Romania raises new questions over EU exports of live animals
Secret decks found on ship that capsized, killing thousands of sheep
4 February 2020
EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called on the next EU executive to include animal welfare in the new Green Deal following a tragedy in which almost 15,000 sheep drowned in the Black Sea off Romania’s coast.
Andriukaitis questions live animal transport after Romanian sheep tragedy
26 November 2019
On Sunday, more than 14,600 sheep drowned in the Black Sea after a ship overturned shortly after leaving Midia harbour in Romania.
Tragedy at Midia brings renewed calls for infringement proceedings against Romania
25 November 2019