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In June, Turkey gave the green light to the import of live farm animals from Ireland. Thousands of vulnerable Irish calves could suffer arduous journeys and appalling slaughter methods.
Europe’s live export shame
Investigations into slaughter in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa have shown that animals are subjected to extremely rough handling and inhumane, incompetent slaughter while they are fully conscious. Below is just one example of the suffering endured by European animals who are exported from the EU to face such treatment.
When Compassion received a tip-off about a hidden trade in European farm animals we knew we had to find out more. But to do that our Investigation Unit had to visit one of the world’s most volatile border crossings, the Israeli‑controlled Kerem Shalom border, where the Gaza Strip, Israel and Egypt converge. They brought back some shocking evidence…
Our film contains scenes of an upsetting nature but the most graphic images have been removed from the censored version.
Email the head of the European Commission, Mr Juncker, and the Commissioners for Food Safety, Trade, and Agriculture. Tell them that the trade in live animals leaving the EU must stop.
Dear Mr Juncker,