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Long distance transport and welfare of farm animals.

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The book is a compilation of articles on the effect of animal transport on the food safety and quality, health and welfare of livestock animals for agricultural and processing industry. The implication of long distance transport of animals for slaughter is highlighted. Topics discussed are: science of animal welfare; economics; physiology of diseases; legislation; meat quality; enforcement of tran...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 113)

Enforcement of transport regulations: the EU as case study.

The European Union (EU) has a more comprehensive legislation for animal welfare during transport than anywhere else in the world. However, legislation must be adequately enforced to ensure compliance and, thereby, satisfactory levels of animal welfare. Enforcement of EU legislation is resource-intensive, in both working hours and money, and the level of compliance varies greatly depending on both the investment in, and commitment to, effectively monitoring implementation of legislation. A large degree of variability in enforcement exists both within and between member states of the EU, leading to persistent areas of non-compliance with legislation and diminished animal welfare - especially for those animals transported on long-distance journeys. Standards of enforcement activity have not improved dramatically over the last 8 years, as assessed by Food and Veterinary Office missions to member states. Because of the difficulties in assuring the welfare of slaughter animals while in transit, it is more logical to slaughter them as close to the farm of origin as possible. This would also decrease resource pressure on already overextended authorities, and complement the current drive to refine the regulatory landscape in general.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Science of animal welfare. Author(s): Appleby, M. C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Economic aspects. Author(s): Appleby, M. C. Cussen, V. Garcés, L. Lambert, L. A. Turner, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 69) Physiology and disease. Author(s): Manteca, X.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 77) Meat quality. Author(s): María, G. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 137) The welfare of livestock during sea transport. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 157) The welfare of livestock during road transport. Author(s): Broom, D. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 182) Africa. Author(s): Menczer, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 218) North America. Author(s): Engebretson, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 261) South America. Author(s): Gallo, C. B. Tadich, T. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 288) Asia. Author(s): Li, P. J. Rahman, A. Brooke, P. D. B. Collins, L. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 324) Australia and New Zealand. Author(s): Fisher, M. W. Jones, B. S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 355) Europe. Author(s): Corson, S. Anderson, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 387) Middle East. Author(s): Rahman, S. A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • World Society for the Protection of Animals, 89 Albert Embankment, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934033
  • Record Number
  • 20083128995