New ships to ease the suffering?
Dutch company Vroon is currently launching the next generation livestock carriers. Apparently, they are fitted with animal welfare facilities exceeding Australian regulations (not so hard!) and incorporate a revolutionary bow design that will ensure maximum comfort for cargo and crew.
“Watering and feeding happens automatically, and the ventilation systems can renew the air in the stables up to 45 times an hour.”
Hopefully, that will at least signal the end of the ancient, converted, non-purpose-built tubs currently plying the trade. Pity Vroon isnt managing ESCAS at the other end to ensure appropriate livestock handling and a stunned slaughter. Maybe they need to integrate....or ...there is always the option of just carrying the meat!
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