Animal transports: hypocrisy and business

Report of the organization Animals Angels, Germany




The temperatures on the route from Spain to Italy reached the 35 ° C mark last Friday as well.


We accompany a transport with Spanish pigs, which are transported to a slaughterhouse in southern Italy. The animals on the second deck of the vehicle can not drink because the potions are blocked. We therefore decide to alert the police.

But we have to wait until evening gets cooler. In this heat, we can not risk stopping the transport for a long time because the controls can take hours.

Meanwhile, the transport reaches southeastern France.

But the police are not coming. All attempts to turn on French officials fail.
As soon as the transport crosses the border, we try it in Italy, but here too tourism has priority, there are no officials available (!!!)

The transport continues unhindered to the south. Near Rome, the animals are finally dumped.


The pigs are not feeling well. They are panting heavily and many have foam around their mouths. The older driver is aggressive, he threatens us with a wooden beating (!!!) tries several times to hang us off and even takes detours to get rid of us.

Finally, the transport arrives at a slaughterhouse on the heel of the Italian boot tip.

We are exhausted, sad and angry. Now all we have to do is send complaints to all the parties and authorities involved and get the media involved.

We will not give up. These days we realized that the carriers fear us more than the authorities.



My comment: A big problem with animal transport is that, first and foremost, there is no time limit for animal transport. The animals can in principle be transported endlessly.

The second problem is that the provisions about transport space, break, supply are formulated so inaccurately that at the end of each transport mafia acts according to its own rules.

The third and biggest problem is transports to third countries, that is, with clear words to countries where the word “animal welfare” is a foreign word. Countries that do not have animal welfare, and treat the animals like potato sacks and kill them like that ..

There is also a fourth problem with animal transport: that corrupt EU commissioners and agricultural ministers from many EU countries have common interests in animal transport, and thus one hand washes the other when it comes to animal transport abuses.

We hear a few warnings, some mails are sent, and the next 20,000 animals are transported back to hell with 42 degrees (illegal) temperature accompaniment.

We are exhausted, sad and angry too.

And we realize that animal transport has become a dirty, political business at the expense of animals, which disgusts and repudiates any democratic and ethical-minded people.


My best regards, Venus


Pathetic Romania: Your Troubles Have Only Just Begun.

Update: 24/7/19 2000hrs GMT.

The Al Shuwaikh has still not manged to leave the Red Sea,

It is currently off Perim Island, near to Fagal which is a city in Djibouti.

Why is this vessel chug, chug, chugging along ? it is doing just 16 knots.

Current Temperature is 32 degrees.

Regards Mark




We will not give up.

These days we realized that the carriers fear us more than the authorities.

We do not see this as a success for us, but as further evidence that the system and the implementation of animal welfare rules are not working.


Read the full story of the suffering pigs which the EU ignores at:


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EU Commission: animals are not your garbage!


One of the three stranded cows in Tenerife, April 2019


They are terrible pictures dead cows or calves are washed ashore on the beaches!


as we see here in the video

Why are there bodies of dead cows and calves on beaches around the world? They were simply thrown overboard during an animal transport! How to throw leftovers from food, or garbage overboard!


After divers in the Mediterranean were suddenly surrounded by dead calves and cattle and published the video in the social networks, there are also criticisms in the United Arab Emirates about animal transports.


About 20,000 animals fit on such a ship and therefore they are carted together from all over Europe to be transported on these ships. Often, these animals travel for days by truck, then come on a ship, for example, are brought to Lebanon and transported from there again by truck to other countries.


My comment: In the paper, MEPs now demand that animals spend as little time as possible in the vans in the future. In the hot months and over 30 degrees certainly not.

In the paper we read, that unannounced controls and the use of modern tracking technologies must take place.
Accordingly, Member States that detect infringements should impose uniform sanctions across the EU, such as confiscating vehicles or, in the case of repeat offenders, depriving them of the right to transport.

The EU Commission is the police in the EU area, which means that, according to the will of Parliament, it should be allowed to impose fines on countries that do not comply with EU law.
Transports to non-EU countries in breach of EU requirements must also be systematically prohibited.

This had independently practiced a small group of German veterinarians, acting under EU law, they have refused to approve shipments to non-EU countries.
The German government, the strong lobby of the agrarian and transport mafia has condemned and banned this initiative.

We have not experienced effective protection especially in recent times.
Both for the animals and for the law.

On the contrary !! Even commissioners resign themselves to the impudence and the authority corrupt ministers (see Romania) and instead of animal welfare on board and on the road, we experience officially even more animal exploitation, even more animal suffering, even more crimes against animality!

We must increase the pressure on the EU Commission and the Member States to do more to protect the animals transported.

We will fight against criminal transport gangs, and against the disregard of the laws of those, who paid by us to protect animals and laws.

The case “Midia” has not become an archive case!

My best regards to all, Venus

Romanian Sheep Export Ship Latest Position – Update: 24/7/19 0900hrs GMT.


Update: 24/7/19 0900hrs GMT.

The Al Shuwaikh is now in the Southern sector of the Red Sea,

Between Al Hudaydah in Yemen to the East, and Eritrea to the West.

Maybe it will get to the Arabian Sea today, but …………..


Regards Mark