Germany: Animal rights activists demonstrate against animal transports to third countries

Updated Jun 16, 2022
Animal protection organizations demonstrated in front of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL) on today (June 14th), the international day against animal transport.
The alliance for animal protection policy calls for a nationwide and EU-wide ban on animal transport to third countries. Referring to the Animal Welfare Act, the organization Provieh states that it is already possible to ban the transport of live animals to certain countries at national level. Several legal opinions have confirmed this. Germany must be a role model in Europe in order to finally be able to enforce an EU-wide ban. In addition to Provieh, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment, the Federation against Abuse of Animals, the Federal Association for Animal Welfare, People for Animal Rights, and Four Paws are part of the Alliance for Animal Welfare Policy. As the Albert Schweitzer Foundation informs for our fellow world, the day is intended to commemorate the transport of 13,000 live sheep by ship from Romania to Jordan in 2015. When the ship docked on June 14, all the animals had died. EU law on animal welfare and animal transport is currently being ...
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