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Mandy Nevel

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Transport and slaughter

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Anyone that transports live animals has a legal responsibility to ensure they are transported in a way that won’t cause them injury or unnecessary suffering.

transportThey must also ensure that: 

  • Journey times are kept to a minimum.
  • The animals are fit to travel.
  • Those handling animals have been trained and are competent.
  • The vehicle and its loading and unloading facilities are designed, constructed and maintained to avoid injury and suffering and to ensure the safety of the animals.
  • Water, feed and opportunity to rest are made available to the animals as appropriate and sufficient floor space and height is available in the transport.
  • For non-export journeys, the movement is documented (eAML2).
  • Biosecurity is maintained at all times. 

Further information can be found on the Defra website or by downloading this advice document.