Join our July Twitter Baraza

27 July 2018

We are embarking on our monthly Twitter Barazas on 31st July at 7:00am – 9:00am on the hashtag #AnimalsMatterAF

We’ll be discussing animal welfare issues around, ‘Transportation of live animals.’ Any kind of transport is fundamentally stressful for animals, and the longer the transport time, the greater the animal welfare risks.

It involves stress and discomfort with higher risks of exhaustion, dehydration, injury, hunger, confinement, heat/cold stress, deprived natural behaviors and fear. These problems are associated with the length of travel, but can be worsened by the means of transport, species factors and lack of animal care, whether it is by air, sea or land.

World Animal Protection Transport Policy

World Animal Protection helps people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide by focusing on the following campaign areas; Animals in farming, Animals in Communities, Animals in Disasters and Animals in the Wild. World Animal Protection has taken the following position on the transportation of live animals;

  • Long distance transportation of animals for slaughter beyond the nearest slaughter house should not occur.
  • Live animals should not be transported for more than eight hours as it subjects them to problems such as; chronic stress, exhaustion, excess heat/cold, injury or even death, pain, hunger and thirst and sometimes inadequate ventilation.
  • World Animal Protection believes that the long-distance transport of live  animals for slaughter, or further fattening, should be replaced by a meat/ skin  only trade.
  • Farmers should consider shorter distances in the case of transportation of live animals.
  • Suitable transportation vehicles should be used during transportation.
  • Humane handling methods should be adopted during transportation.

For further enquiries to join this conversation or attend the Baraza, please write to africacampaigns@worldanimalprotection.org

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