The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is concerned about serious animal welfare issues related to the long-distance transport and export of livestock. With reference to its long-standing position on the welfare of animals during transportii, FVE emphasizes the urgent need to really implement and to respect agreed standards for the welfare of animals during transport.
For a number of reasons waiting periods for trucks arriving at the Bulgarian-Turkish border can become very long. This cannot go on and action is urgently needed.
Animals should be reared as close as possible to the premises on which they are born and slaughtered as close as possible to the point of production.
Read the full position paper in here.