These images show cattle on board a live export ship in Eilat, Israel, and after loading onto trucks for onward journeys. The temperatures of 42.5 on the dockside is very high but completely normal for that time and place. The reading of 56.5 (allegedly in the hold) is extreme by anyone's measure. The images show some (what appear to be Bos taurus) cattle with long winter coats liberally coated with faeces – all risk factors for occurrence of heat stress and poor welfare. The subsequent rollover and death of cattle on the truck just makes things even worse. Long-haul voyages to the Middle East should not occur at any time, but taking winter-adapted cattle into those conditions is appalling.
See the photos (link to a dropbox folder)
Read our response to Port Adelaide Monitors, who provided the photos: