16. March 2021

Livestock carrier Elbeik with 1,700 calves on bord stuck at sea since three months

The odyssey of the European calves stuck on the livestock carrier Elbeik continues. After the Elbeik left the Spanish port of Cartagena in December, it is now returning back to European waters.

In January our teams discovered the animal welfare scandal and have been working non-stop to find a solution for the animals ever since. We suspect that over 100 animals have already died on board.

Should the ship dock in Cartagena, it is likely that the calves await the same fate as the 850 animals of the Karim Allah, which had to be emergency killed directly in the port.