- Target: John Dalli - Commissioner for Health and Consumers - European Commission
- Sponsored by: World Wide - Legal Action for Animal Rights
An investigation by Compassion and two other animal welfare groups has unearthed the terrible reality of the live transport trade between some EU states and Turkey. The investigation by Eyes on Animals, the Animal Welfare Foundation and Compassion in World Farming, looked into the export of bulls, pregnant heifers and sheep from a number of EU Member States to Turkey. The animals had come from Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece and Latvia with the distances travelled as far as 2,200km in some cases. Forty four animal transports were checked at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey and extreme welfare problems leading to severe animal suffering were discovered.
We are calling for the European Commission to suspend the export of animals to Turkey as a matter of urgency in order to prevent further suffering by EU animals.
This inhumane and unnecessary trade should be brought to an end altogether.
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Commissioner for Health and Consumers
Commissioner John Dalli
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