Cem Özdemir, Germany’s Agriculture Minister has today announced an end to the export of animals – whether for slaughter or breeding – from Germany to the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. 'We can no longer watch animals suffer and die in agony on long journeys." said Minister Cem Özdemirc
While exporting animals to be killed for their meat has already stopped, animals used for breeding were still being exported. Today's news closes that final loophole and will spare many thousands of cows, sheep, and goats from suffering in the live export trade. There is also an intention to address the loophole that would see German animals transported from other EU countries.
Germany is the first EU country to make this bold move for animals. Congratulations GERMANY.