Today, too many animals are transported under unacceptable conditions on European highways.
The most important issue is the duration of the transports. Current EU legislation allows for animals to be transported for several days. This has to be changed. Live animals for slaughter should never be transported for more than eight hours.
8 hours is more than enough! explains why a reliance on proper enforcement of the existing rules is unlikely ever to be effective, because most of the rules have been in existence for almost 20 years and have never been properly enforced throughout the EU. Furthermore, the publication explains why even a full enforcement of the existing rules would not solve the huge problems that are inherent in long-distance live animal transport.
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