Urgent: Speak Out Against Live-Animal Transportation

Posted by on March 2, 2012 | Permalink

Every year, more than 6 million animals are subjected to the horrors of being transported long distances across Europe. Investigations have repeatedly shown that the most basic EU rules concerning rest, food and water for the animals are repeatedly flouted.

Obviously, PETA would like to see the end of all live-animal transport – but until that happens, we need to do all that we can to prevent as much cruelty and suffering as possible. There is currently a Written Declaration in front of the European Parliament which calls for a maximum journey time of eight hours. If more than half of all MEPs were to support Written Declaration 49/2011 – that’s a total of 378 signatures – by Thursday, 15 March, it would send a clear message to the European Commission that there is a demand for new legislation to protect animals. Activists are already very close to reaching that target, but with the deadline approaching, please take a few moments to find out the names of your MEPs here and then see if your MEP has signed by checking here. If your MEP hasn’t signed, please contact him or her urgently and ask that he or she support Written Declaration 49/2011.