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02. October 2019

Belgium | Brussels | Live Transports by Sea: Petition to the EU Parliament

Our lawyer, Manuela Giacomini, giving a speech at the EU parliament regarding the violations seen over the last years by AWF|TSB teams during sea transports of live animals

Our lawyer, Manuela Giacomini, gave a speech at the meeting of the Committee on Petitions (PETI) of the EU parliament regarding the violations during sea transports of live animals which are subject of our petitions No. 0629 /2016 and No. 1231/2017. The issue of live exports by road was already discussed in 2018, after our petition on the systemic…

13. February 2019

Croatia | Port Raša | Sea transport from Croatia to Lebanon and Israel

Our team observes the loading of bulls and calves on the vessels Phoenix I and Phoenix III

At the beginning of February, our team travels to Croatia. The team spends almost one week close to Pula city, where Raša port, one of the main exit ports of live animals to non-European countries, is located.

Our team observes the arrival of three empty livestock vessels: Phoenix I, Phoenix III and Dragon, while at the same time dozens of trucks…

12. July 2018

Spain | Tarragona | Shiptransport - ongoing investigations

[Translate to English:] “Britta K” steht bereit zum Laden von EU-Tieren für Libyen.

Thanks to our undercover team, we observe the loading of the animals on the “Britta K” vessel. This time, the loading is done in a professional way. However, most of the animals will suffer as a consequence of the long journey by the sea in bad conditions. For this reason, AWF|TSB will continue observing and denouncing these horrible export…

12. July 2018

Spain | Tarragona | Ship transport - observations in the harbour

[Translate to English:] Das Tiertransportschiff "Britta K" erreicht den Hafen von Taragona.

Today is time to inspect the situation in Tarragona. Our team waits the whole day for the arrival of the vessel “Britta K”, which is coming to load cattle from different countries from Europe. We know this Lebanese vessel quite well from previous investigations, and we know its reputation of not being really “friendly” in respect to animal welfare.

12. July 2018

Spain | Cartagena | Ship transport - loading day 4

[Translate to English:] Wir beobachten im Hafen das Tiertransportschiff "Fidelity".

Today “Fidelity”, a huge vessel loaded with thousands of animals, is departing from Cartagena. After a miserable life on the farms, these animals have been transported to Spain by road (a journey lasting days) from all over Europe in horrible conditions. But their journey is not over yet, they still have very long trip ahead, lasting days or even…

12. July 2018

Spain | Cartagena | Loading of suffering animals onto vessels (day 2)

[Translate to English:] Mehrere Tiertransporter parken in der prallen Sonne und warten auf die Entladung und Verladung der Tiere auf die "Spiridon II".

The vessels “Amira Lola” and “Freedom” already left to Lebanon and Libya, where horrible slaughter methods are waiting for the animals on board. Meanwhile, today more trucks loaded with animals from all over Europe are arriving by the road to load two other vessels: “Captain Badr” and “Spiridon II”. Our team observes the unprofessional loading of…

12. July 2018

Spain | Cartagena | Loading of suffering animals onto vessels (day 1)

[Translate to English:] Das Tiertransportschiff Amira Lola wird beladen.

We observe how two gigantic empty ships: “Amira Lola” and “Freedom” arrive to the port. At the same time first trucks loaded with thousands of animals are arriving by the road to load the vessels. The animals on board of trucks are already exhausted, showing heat stress symptoms. Sadly, our team documents animals in agony that probably will die…

12. July 2018

Spain | Cartagena | Sea transport

[Translate to English:] Wir beobachten die Ankunft von Tiertransportschiffen

In the beginning of June, AWF|TSB team travels 2000 km to Cartagena (Spain), where one of the main exit ports of live animals to non-European countries is located. The demand for fresh meat has exponentially increased in the last weeks due to the celebration of the end of the Ramadan, and consequently, thousands of animals will travel to the Middle…

12. September 2016

Ireland | Dublin | Meeting with representatives of the Ministry regarding sea transport of animals

[Translate to English:] Bullen, die gerade auf ein Schiff nach Libanon verladen wurden.

Our team meets with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in order to discuss the approval of vessels and the implementation of sea transports. Ireland is the only Member State of the European Union that has stricter requirements than EU Regulation 1/2005. Animals can only be exported on vessels approved in Ireland.…