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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.…