Live animal transports – MEP Stefan Eck: “We should bring the commission to court!”




When I read Mark`s report about the third meeting of “EU- Platform on Animal Welfare” I also wanted to comment on it.

But then … I read the MEP Stefan Eck’s report on the” Intergroup for Animals” on 14th of June 20018 in Strasburg and I thought this report could say anything.

The video even more, is unfortunately in German, because Stefan Eck, as a German, speaks in German.
I would like to cut out only one sentence and trumpet it all over the world:We should bring the commission to court!”

(Translation of the text from the Facebook)

At the “Intergroup for Animals” meeting on 14.06.2018 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the topic “Protection of animals during transport inside and outside Europe” was on the agenda.

MEP Stefan Bernhard Eck asked the AGRI rapporteur, Jørn Dohrmann, whether there would also be a paragraph in the report for setting up a committee of inquiry.

Then MEP Stefan Eck turned to the Christian Conservative Chairman of the Agricultural Committee, Czesław Siekierski and energetically asked him not to tell those present “stories” that all the farmers would love their animals, because then there would be no animal scandals.


Furthermore, MEP Eck criticized the European Commission, which is unlikely to act again. He called for a strategy B. As a strategy to fight to the bitter end and bring the Commission if necessary, in court, because it does not perform their duties once again.





#AnimalWelfareIntergroup #IntergroupForAnimals #Climate transports #StopTheTrucks




The task of a Human is that of a guardian, a steward, not that of the exploiter. The Human has responsibility, not power.




The Selous Wildlife Reserve in Tanzania is fantastically beautiful: giraffes and elephant herds roam the savannah, hippopotamuses float in the shallow water, lions sneak through the grass on the hunt.

In the Selous Game Reserve, life pulsates – and is threatened at the same time: the elephant population has collapsed, in the sanctuary a uranium mine was approved, a reservoir threatens to destroy 1200 square kilometers of wilderness.

A planned dam in Stiegler’s Gorge would be an ecological disaster. In the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage, he is said to dam the river Rufiji.

President John Magufuli now wants to create facts and cut down 2.6 million trees.

1,500 square kilometers of forest and savannah, which would one day be largely flooded by the reservoir, are to be cut down. In mid-May companies were able to apply for the contract, 53 million euros to bring them the sale of the wood.

Environmentalists put all their efforts against the project

They fear the final destruction of the protected area, which has already been damaged. A uranium mine threatens to destroy part of the reserve. The elephant population has collapsed.

UNESCO is alerted. She has declared Selous to be “World Heritage in Danger”.

A public warning has gone unheard in Tanzania!!  In February, UNESCO sent a letter to the government – without effect.

The dam itself would cause damage downstream to the delta and mangrove forests.

200,000 people, especially farmers and fishermen, would suffer as a result.

The start of construction has announced Tanzania’s government for July, although the financing is unclear.

President Magufuli wants to be a doer who does not care about criticism.

One member of the government even threatened opponents of the project with jail.

The future of World Heritage Selous will be decided on June 24, when the World Heritage Committee will meet.

The more pressure UNESCO can put on Tanzania to protect Selous seriously, the better.

That is why we want to back up the director of the World Heritage Center, Mechtild Rössler, with as many signatures as possible.

Tanzania’s population and economy undeniably need better power. The dam project is not a solution and should be deleted.

Please sign our petition for the protection of the Selous Game Reserve.

2.6 million trees cannot be felled for a pointless project!

Translation: Venus, with my best regards