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Source Compassion in World Farming
A new front has opened up in the war on live exports. In February, Ireland restarted the trade in live cattle with Libya. The re-emergence of this trade after 10 years poses a disaster for animal welfare and the reputation of Irish farming.
A second consignment has arrived in Libya.
Ireland to Libya – suffering piled on suffering
The journey in February by boat from Ireland to Libya took 9 days – not including the journey to Waterford port and the onward journey in Libya. Animals suffer terribly during long journeys. But for these animals the end of the journey will bring no relief. Slaughter conditions in much of North Africa are frequently inhumane, with completely unacceptable practices being commonplace.
Australia has recently suspended all exports to Egypt following horrific images of the treatment of cattle being mistreated in…
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