Press Reports

28. January 2021

Animals in Europe Podcast: How can we improve the live transport rules?

Source: Eurogroup for Animals

In this podcast episode, our project manager, Maria Boada Saña, joins Reineke Hameleers, CEO of the Eurogroup for Animals, in a conversation about her work in the field and how the current EU live transport rules should be improved to better serve the welfare of animals.

Listen to the podcast here 


27. January 2021

The Guardian: EU responsible for up to 80 % of live animal trade

"New analysis suggests the EU could be responsible for up to 80% of the global trade in live farm animals, which continues to be linked to animal welfare failings. 

Iris Baumgaertner, of Swiss-German NGO AWF-TSB, said in Germany the specialty is hatched chicks. The report found that the country exported 312 million head of poultry within the EU in…

11. December 2020

From Holland to Hell: New investigation about live exports from the EU

"New investigation conducted by Eyes on Animals - in collaboration with Eurogroup for Animals' members Animals International, Animal Welfare Foundation and Welfarm - exposes the fate of Dutch cattle exported out of the country's territories."

Eurogroup for Animals news report 

02. September 2020

Daily Mirror: "Desolate death of one British calf fuels call for livestock export ban"

The British newspaper Daily Mirror reports on our research on long-distance transports of young calves. Only a few weeks ago our investigators found a British calf on a fattening farm in Spain. The young animal was lying exhausted and gasping for breath in the blazing sun. The owner of the fattening farm was unwilling to spend any money on the…

01. July 2020

New Romanian law legalises heat suffering

Source: Eurogroup for Animals

"Yesterday the Romanian Parliament voted on a bill aimed at ensuring better animal welfare during transport. In reality, the law will legitimize a practice in Romania that is illegal under Council Regulation no. 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport (Transport Regulation).

This is why Eurogroup for Animals joined Animals…

16. January 2020

Times of Israel: Calves who survived Australian fires sent to Israel for slaughter

Source: Times of Israel

Our partner organisation Israel Against Live Shipments (IALS) sent us a report about the following case: 

More than one billion animals died during the Austrialian bush fires. But the live export business carries on as usual. As our partner organisation reports, 11,000 calves were saved from the fires only to be shipped abroad to Israel for…

18. October 2019

License denied for long-distance transport vehicles for unweaned calves

In a report by the Friedrich-Löffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, the license for a special vehicle for the long-distant transports of so called unweaned calves (2-8 weeks old) was denied. This vehicle type is equipped with pivot drinkers which were supposed to ensure that calves are provided with the supplies they…

01. April 2019

Audit by European Commission shows animal welfare not met in Raša port

Following numerous complaints by NGOs, members of the EU Parliament and media reports, the European Commission carried out an audit* in Croatian port of Raša during September 2018 and released in 2019 the report showing a disaster for European animals being exported by vessels from here to the Middle East and to North Africa.

Investigative video…

17. April 2018

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report February FAS

[Translate to English:]

In February, our FAS team visited 8 farms and twice the cattle market in Lagow. They singed five new contracts with farmers interesting in improving living conditions of their animals. We noticed positive change in attitude of some farmers who were not very cooperative previously. We were convinced they would not be interested in joining our…