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A live export ship with 14600 sheep to be exported sank today in the Romanian port of Midia Năvodari. The Queen Hind, a ship built in 1980 overturned on one side.
No sailors died but doubt there are any sheep left alive...
The Jawan narrowly avoided this fate leaving Australia earlier this year...and another carrier ran aground in South America (with cattle only saved due to help from an Australian veterinarian). This is one of the risks that live animals face on these ships.....especially on older ships.
So the question is....will the EU realise the unique and inherently risky nature of the trade and act?? And....as for Australia, a near miss should surely be one of the "black swans" for the industry.