- live transportation must be kept to a minimum
- animals should be slaughtered close to the farms where they were reared
- long-distance transportation of livestock for slaughter should be replaced with a 'meat carcass-only' trade
- during transport, higher welfare standards should be used and the animals looked after by competent and caring staff.
We are working in a number of different ways to improve the conditions in which all animals are transported.
If animal welfare is not a priority during live transport, there can be a high risk of animal suffering.
- Handling during loading onto and unloading from vehicles can be stressful.
- During transport animals may be faced with strange sights, movements, noises, smells and unfamiliar animals.
- Heat stress, lack of good ventilation and long periods without food, water or rest can add to welfare problems.
Find out more about live transport.