Compassion in World Farming Calls for Ban on Trade of Farm Animals Suffering During Transport To Eu Borders Due To Covid-19

Compassion in World Farming, together with over 35 animal welfare NGOs, announced today that it has sent a letter to EU leaders, urging them to adapt their response to COVID-19. Since long border delays are resulting in animal suffering, the organization called on the EU to ban the transport of farm animals to non-EU countries, as well as journeys that last over eight hours.

Compassion in World Farming is concerned that in the new EU guidelines for border management, published this week, the EU Commission insists that the transport of live animals between EU countries must continue.

These guidelines disregard the severe problems imposed on the health and welfare of farm animals being transported, especially those transported between EU and non-EU countries.

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