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With our projects we are...
… there with the animals. Our teams carry out on-site investigations at slaughterhouses, ports, supply and border stations, at livestock markets and travel the streets of Europe with the transporters. We only confirm what we have seen with our own eyes.
To achieve the best for the animals we cooperate with partner organizations selected according to strict criteria in several countries.
... around 56 billion animals are slaughtered for consumption each year. Each animal is transported at least once to do so.
All means of transport are used...
Trucks, trains, ships and airplanes, in some countries even cars and bikes. The transports frequently do not meet the legal requirements. But even when the laws are observed, the animals have to endure unimaginable pain and suffering.
Affected by animal transports are the so called "farm" animals cattle and calves, horses, donkeys, sheep and lambs, pigs and piglets, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, fish, marine creatures, animals intended for animal testing, zoo and circus animals, dogs, ostriches and exotic animals. For us every single individual counts.
It is the animal-haulage industry that makes modern "livestock" farming possible. In our globalised world the breeding, fattening and slaughtering of animals or milk and egg production are seldom confined to just one district. Many animals are "purchased", "produced" or slaughtered wherever is most profitable. The trade in “farm” animals encompasses the whole world. Low transport costs promote high revenues.
As living standards rise in developing countries like China, Russia and many countries in Africa and the Middle East, the consumption of meat and dairy produce goes up. Fattening, dairy production and slaughtering enterprises are springing up. To meet the demand for animal products those countries are importing animals. The main exporting countries are the EU, North America and Australia.
In 2012 Germany exported over 41,000 cattle to non-EU countries. More than half of these animals were sent to North Africa and the Middle East; others were transported to Russia, Azerbaijan and Burundi.
Sheep are taken from Australia to the Middle East on gigantic animal-transport ships for slaughter; the sea journey alone lasts three weeks.
Pigs are flown from Canada to Kazakhstan for "breeding" purposes with a stopover at Frankfurt airport.
Dairy calves just a few weeks old are transported from Lithuania to Spain – across the whole length of Europe – for fattening.
Animals' Angels in action
Further information about our work for the animals can be found under the following headings:
All investigations carried out by Animals' Angels can be found in our investigation data base
More information about Animals' Angels in general can be found at about us.
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