Stop Sending Animals to Slaughter on Live Export Death Ships

Target: Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Goal: End abuses and oversights in live export trade that endanger millions of animals per year.

The European Union’s (EU) live export system is brimming with potentially lethal deficiencies from top to bottom, according to a disturbing report that comprehensively assesses the controversial practice. The Welfare of Animals Transported by Sea report compiled data from several EU nations, and almost every country would have likely received a failing grade if the matter were put to a test. Shoddy live export systems already likely contributed to the deaths of thousands of sheep in Romania. If the warning signals put out by this report are not heeded, many more innocents could lose their lives to abuse and negligence.

The problems as outlined are manifold. For one, the EU routinely does business with shipping companies that have virtually no oversight for even the most basic welfare standards. As a result, animals often find themselves crammed into extremely overheated, unsanitary vessels. Many of these animals will not survive the grueling journey on the seas. If they are lucky enough to live through this cruelty, only about half will arrive at a port with the resting and replenishment stations necessary for the animals’ continued health and safety. And for the live exports that do reach their destination, they are frequently lost in a seeming abyss because most countries keep virtually no records or contact with the animals once they have boarded a ship. This glaring lack of oversight means that a surplus of live export animals essentially disappear to an unknown fate.

Sign the petition below to keep leaders honest in their promises to fix a broken system that claims too many vulnerable living beings every year.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. von der Leyen,

A recent European Commission report highlighted the many dangerous deficiencies in the EU live export trade. These troubling issues range from a lack of “white list,” or trusted, shipping partnerships to inefficient planning and information-gathering. You have this data in hand, so now is the time for real and meaningful action.

You cannot let another tragedy on the scale of the Romania live export disaster happen. Cattle, sheep, goats, and other living beings numbering in the millions are at your mercy. Ensure they receive the dignity and compassion they deserve.

Fix the broken live export system, and fix the EU’s most shameful and lingering animal welfare crisis.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. Inge Ferdusch says:

    Tiere über Wochen hinweg zu transportieren ist schon eine Schäbigkeit hoch drei. Dass diese lebenden Tiere dann im Nahen Osten noch vor der Schlachtung misshandelt und anschließend geschächtet werden, ist nicht mehr hinzunehmen. Beenden Sie das endlich!!!!

  2. Rachel Davies says:

    Live export is one of the most offensive animal atrocities in modern days. The fact that it is allowed to continue highlights corruption within the EU and deals done with exporters. It’s patently obvious that chilled meat can replace the shameful and deeply disturbing practice of subjecting live sentient beings to horrific treatment on a voyage that only leads to their slaughter by inhumane means. Watch live footage of exposes on this subject. You cannot help but be deeply affected by it, that is if you are human. There should be millions of people signing this petition. Where the fuck are you?

  3. Animals suffer horrifically because of humans lust for animal flesh!

  4. STOP THIS EVIL ATROCITIES NOW!!!!!!!
    ALL ANIMALS DESERVE BETTER NOW!!!!!!
    ROT IN HELL ALL YOU EVIL HUMAN SCUM!!!!

  5. STOP ALL THESE EVIL ATROCITIES!!!!!!!!
    ALL ANIMALS DESERVE A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!!!!!
    SUFFER IN HELL ALL YOU EVIL HUMAN TRASH!!!!!

  6. These vile animal, murdering scumbags must be exterminated.I dare these evil cretins to meet with me face to face and I promise these evil bastards will be turned into meat!!!!!!!!

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