• European bulls can spend 7 days at sea just to face slaughter at destinations in the Middle East.

    European bulls can spend 7 days at sea just to face slaughter at destinations in the Middle East.
  • A truck loaded with broilers in the US turns into the slaughterhouse.

    A truck loaded with broilers in the US turns into the slaughterhouse.
  • Sheep being transported from Greece to Turkey are forced to rest in their own filth.

    Sheep being transported from Greece to Turkey are forced to rest in their own filth.
  • Factory farmed pigs in Cyprus being taken to slaughter. On long journeys pigs are known to suffer from travel sickness.

    Factory farmed pigs in Cyprus being taken to slaughter.
  • Long distance livestock vessels are often unimaginably vast and can hold tens of thousands of animals.

    Long distance livestock vessels are often unimaginably vast and can hold tens of thousands of animals.
  • Mortalities are not an uncommon result of the stresses of long distance transport.

    Mortalities are not an uncommon result of the stresses of long distance transport.
  • Young calves just a few weeks old on their way to intensive veal farms will often suckle inanimate objects, seeking the security of mother.

    Young calves just a few weeks old on their way to intensive veal farms will often suckle inanimate objects, seeking the security of mother.

End long distance LIVE animal transport

Each year, millions of live farm animals around the world are transported thousands of miles for slaughter, or to places where they will be fattened for slaughter.

This trade is a worldwide phenomenon. In North and South America, Australia and Europe, animals often have to endure journeys across vast distances before long voyages at sea to reach their final destination.

Long distance transport causes enormous suffering

  • Overcrowding – Animals are crammed into vehicles. Many are injured or trampled to death
  • Exhaustion and dehydration – They can be in transit for days, suffering extremes of temperature and often without sufficient food, water or rest. Many die as a result
  • Pain and stress – Animals are sentient beings and feel pain and stress just like we do
  • Animals’ immune systems are often reduced as a result of the hardship of long distance transport, resulting in diseases being caught more easily.
  • Animals will often be shipped alive, only to be slaughtered at journey’s using inhumane methods.

What we are doing

Compassion in World Farming are calling for the end of all long distance live transport. We want animals to be fattened and slaughtered as close as possible to their place of birth and live transport of animal for slaughter to be replaced by a trade in meat.

Taking on the global live animal transport trade is a huge task. Compassion is fighting this battle on a number of fronts:

What can I do?

Find out how you can help us campaign to end the long distance transport of live animals now.



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