The heat stress risk assessment draft report is out....and, using animal welfare rather than mortality as a goal (after 40 years of suffering), it is evident that sheep cant go to to the ME during the northern summer (plus a fair few other months).
In addition, the report recommends that its not only the shipping phase but the destination ports that need to be considered......at last some common sense.
VALE congratulates the advisory panel for their thorough assessment.
And now...it looks like job done. The live sheep export trade is effectively OVER!