Well there are plenty of facts and figures flying around the new boat including:"More than 100 fans are onboard, with a 320 PAT (pen air turnover) refreshing air continuously where livestock are housed."
There may be fans and it may be better designed (we can only hope) but its definitely NOT air-conditioned comfort....we are only talking fans!
And lets look at the really telling figures when it comes to animal welfare...including ventilation...."With a 23,500 square meter carrying capacity it can transport ...75,000 sheep". Doesnt take Einstein to figure out that that is over 3 sheep to the square metre (cut out 1 square metre, cram in 3 and a bit sheep and just try it for size.....thats what both the government and the exporters think is fair. Matters little whether it is an old ship or a new ship or what the PAT is .....with this stocking density, animal welfare is severely compromised...and heat stress can and will occur.
13/5/2016 08:50:02 am
The greedy companies will say anything to make it sound like a cruise. But we know the truth, thank you for speaking up for the animals.
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