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News Section Icon Published 24/09/2008

Every year, thousands of animals suffer illness, injury, exhaustion and stress as they are transported across Europe for slaughter.

As well as being horrifically cruel - animals travel for over 24 hours in extremely hot, dirty, cramped conditions - these journeys have long been rendered unnecessary by the chilled and frozen food trade.

Currently, EU laws protecting animals from the worst abuses during transport are not strongly enforced, allowing this cruelty to continue. But this October offers a chance to make a change.

That's why we need you to act now

Next month, the long distance transport of live animals will be debated by those with the power not only to enforce and improve welfare regulations in Europe, but to put an end to long journeys.

Before decisions are made in October that will affect thousands of animals annually, the Handle with Care Coalition will present signatures to the EU Commissioner to demonstrate the strength of public opinion.

With your backing, we will ask her to spare thousands of horses, sheep, cattle and pigs from pain and distress.

There is strength in numbers. Help us make the strongest possible call for better animal welfare in the EU next month by signing a letter to the Commissioner.

Find out more about transport routes, conditions and alternatives at Handle with Care >>

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