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European Commission: No transport of calves younger than 5 weeks

Meat
Veal
Netherlands
Supply Chain Management
Regulation & Compliances
Published Nov 30, 2023

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The draft proposal for the new European transport regulation has been leaked and it includes stricter regulations on animal transport. The proposal states that cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and horses going to slaughter should not be transported for more than 9 hours, while animals transported for other purposes should not exceed 21 hours with a break. There are concerns from the veal sector about the proposed 5-week transport period for calves and other aspects of the regulation.
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This is stated in a draft proposal for the new European transport regulation. The European Commission is expected to publish its proposal for the new transport regulation next week, but the dozens of pages of draft version in formal format and including appendices have been leaked. It is not clear whether this is the final version. At the moment, calves remain on a dairy farm for at least two weeks. However, Dutch politicians have also urged that this period be extended. Trials are now underway for a period of 4 weeks. Commission wants to regulate animal transport more strictly The Commission's draft proposal also contains other stricter requirements. The Commission wants to regulate animal transport more strictly. Cows, pigs, sheep, goats and horses going to slaughter may not be transported for more than 9 hours. If animals are transported for a purpose other than slaughter, they may not be transported for more than 21 hours, with a break of 1 hour after the first 10 hours. The ...
Source: Boerderij
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