11 January 2013
Better transport conditions for animals, stricter sanctions for rule-breakers
Ever more animals are being transported in the EU in persistently sub-standard conditions. The remedy is to enforce existing rules properly, step up inspections and impose more dissuasive penalties on offenders, say MEPs in a resolution passed on Wednesday. To avoid long journeys to abattoirs, the EU should promote the use of local ones and consider an eight-hour cap on journey times, they add.
Author/Organization: European Parliament / News
Topics: inspection and control , legislation, slaughterhouse/abattoir, welfare during transport