Their journey can last several days, often over thousands of kilometers, exposing them to exhaustion, dehydration, injuries, disease, and even death. Not even the old, the weak, the newly born are spared. Worn-out animals, weakened by years of production in confinement, with brittle or broken bones. Young calves unweaned forced to stand, for hours and days, in crowded trucks, unfed, unrested. All undergo the same ordeal.
There is strong public support for limiting the transportation of live animals and yet so far these voices have not been heard.
We call for transport of meat instead on transport of live animals. Remaining live animal transportation must be limited to 8 hours for mammals and 4 hours for poultry.
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