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The buyers of leather goods do not always know where the leather comes from. In the 37 degree film, author Manfred Karremann tracks down the tortuous ways of transporting animals.
The truth behind the transport of animals used for leather
20 February 2020
Investigations have once again uncovered violations that inflict unnecessary suffering on animals being transported alive, despite the EU Transport Regulation entering into force thirteen years ago.
Investigation into fate of cattle and unweaned calves reconfirms urgent need to revise EU law
19 February 2020
Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleet.
Ireland revokes livestock ship operator's licence for low performance rating
18 February 2020
Help us fight live transport's cruelty by supporting two petitions by Animal Welfare Foundation.
Help us keep EP petitions on live transport open
7 February 2020
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
Citizens have spoken, the European Parliament has spoken – and now the Council of the European Union has added its voice to the throng calling for a better future for animals in the EU.
Council concludes better legislation for animals is needed
16 December 2019
Transported alive for up to several days or even weeks, despite legislation and 21st century values – this is still happening to animals in their millions every year, both within and outside Europe.
A shift to meat and carcasses is not only long-awaited, it is totally justified
19 November 2019
An annual shipping moratorium will support the live sheep trade’s future and shore up a reliable sheep supply to Middle East customers, the peak livestock export group’s boss says.
Australian live trade body backs annual shipping pause during hotter months
25 October 2019
The livestock sector is today at the epicentre of public debates in Europe and beyond.
European livestock sector tries to influence debate on negative impact of farming with #MeatTheFacts
25 September 2019
Accepted motions for resolutions on changes in animal transport but a positive signal
Austrian MEPs vote on motions for resolutions on live animal transport
20 September 2019
The ban on live sheep exports was only ever intended to be temporary.
The ban on Australian live sheep exports has just been lifted. Here’s what’s changed
19 September 2019
There are 170 black and white spotted cattle in Jörn Siemann's stables, much more does not fit on his farm in the Segeberg district of Schleswig-Holstein.
German veterinarians want to end live transport cruelty
6 September 2019