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DG Health and Food Safety
Discovery by salvage divers off Romania raises new questions over EU exports of live animals
Secret decks found on ship that capsized, killing thousands of sheep
4 February 2020
The plight of the 70,000 sheep on the shipment from Romania to the Persian Gulf continues, with the vessel entering Shuwaikh port in Kuwait yesterday in temperatures that were reported to have reached 47°C.
Misery for 70,000 Gulf-bound sheep continues
5 August 2019
Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer.
Commissioner Andriukaitis: “Let’s not lag behind Australia in stopping live transport in summer"
15 July 2019
Despite efforts this week to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf, the trucks have arrived at Midia and loading operations are now starting.
Ignoring legally binding animal welfare standards, Romania is exporting 70,000 sheep to the Persian Gulf
12 July 2019
Today Commissioner Andriukaitis has called on Petre Daea, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf.
Commissioner Andriukaitis asks the Romanian Minister to stop the shipment of 70.000 sheep
10 July 2019