Elbeik and EU: the absolute lowest point has been reached.

Spanish authorities find animals onboard the Elbeik in detrimental conditions

22 March 2021 AWF News

The Elbeik 1,600 bovines will be euthanized because of their detrimental health and welfare status

The animals on board the Elbeik vessel will soon be relieved from their sufferings. The vessels reached Cartagena (Spain) last Thursday with 1,600 animals still alive on board.

Since the vessel left Tarragona last December heading to Libya, 189 animals have already died.

10 dead bodies were still on board when the Elbeik docked at Cartagena, while another 179 were chopped during the journey and thrown into the Mediterranean sea, declared the vessel’s master. As uncertainty persists on the number of animals effectively loaded in December, the number of animals that died during the journey could even be higher.

The vessel’s master initially declared to the Spanish authorities that the animals were in a good health and welfare status, but then he acknowledged that their conditions have deteriorated progressively due to the long journey and that the mortality rate has increased significantly as the length of the journey expanded.

https://fb.watch/4oJ3L-Q9b1/

We call on the European Commission to investigate this case and hold parties accountable for violating relevant EU animal health and welfare law, as well as maritime safety ones.

Additionally, we call on the EU Institutions to use the revision of the Transport Regulation to put an end to long-distance transport of live animals and favor a meat/carcasses and genetic material trade over live transport.

Mor more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2021/03/22/elbeik-and-eu-the-absolute-lowest-point-has-been-reached/

 

My comment…Certainly, now the dispute in Cartagena goes on who pays the costs for the killing and disposal of the corpses.

The euthanasia of animals, in fact, the murder of all animal passengers, would now only be an act of grace, as cruel and heartbreaking as that may sound.
And all of this, although the death of the cattle was a done deal anyway. Only more brutal-

It is not known whether the animals were even fed in their last days.
Rather unlikely because their fate has long been sealed, everything around would only cost additional money; …

The captain tries to get out of the affair first, the animals were in good health and welfare status … then why didn’t anyone want them?
Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus … nowhere a buyer!

Crime multiplied by 2,671, human language has no other word for it.

And now we ask the EU Commission … what for?
To ban the transport of animals, which is absolutely in line with their economic interests?
To investigate the Elbeik case and at least punish the main culprits?
Just as the EU Commission reacted in the case of Middia?

This story is only one case among several, the EU Commission speculates with time – tomorrow it will be forgotten.

Go on Eurogroup! a 48-hour vigil in front of the EU Parliament, that would be the minimum for the 2671 Elbeik victims.
And the minimum for what you get as a salary.

My best regards to all, Venus

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