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Misery for 70,000 Gulf-bound sheep continues

Photo: © Animals International The plight of the 70,000 sheep on the shipment from Romania to the Persian Gulf continues, with the vessel entering Shuwaikh port in Kuwait yesterday in temperatures that were reported to have reached 47°C.  It is day 19 for the remaining animals on board the Al Shuwaikh, owned by the Kuwaiti […]

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“Australia has stopped live transport during high temperatures. Let’s not lag behind” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer. In his opening speech on the topic, the Commissioner stated that Australia has banned live export during the summer season, stating that “the EU cannot […]

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Ignoring legally binding animal welfare standards, Romania is exporting 70,000 sheep to the Persian Gulf

Photo: ©Animals Australia Despite efforts this week to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf, the trucks have arrived at Midia and loading operations are now starting. Romanian authorities have flouted Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call on Thursday to the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to stop the transport […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis asks the Romanian Minister to stop the shipment of 70.000 sheep

Photo: ©Animals Australia Today Commissioner Andriukaitis has called on Petre Daea, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf. This is welcomed by Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisation Animals Australia, which carried out investigations of this terrible practice in […]

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“Animal welfare should be a priority for the next five years” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

Photo © World Horse Welfare The fifth meeting of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare in Brussels today revealed that the Commission is likely to launch infringement procedures against Member States that are non-compliant with the Pig Directive. It also provided a showcase for the Platform’s own-initiative equines subgroup’s new guidelines for the responsible ownership […]