Yet another experienced live export veterinarian has gone public with concerns about shipping design. Industry scion Dr Peter Arnold, admits that little has changed in ship design and states that "our modern ships [are] being designed for convenience and not the cargo."
Dr Arnold continues "There are literally hundreds of design features on ships that could easily be fixed by designers and engineers to suit the animal first and foremost and still fit into marine design and safety."
So, over 50 years to get it right and we don't. The reason seems to come down to the industry saying quoted by Arnold: “If the animals were worth their weight in gold, they would all arrive safely.” Yep, thats right, sadly it is about profit and not animal welfare.