Only healthy animals are loaded?
Just for some relief from slaughter and ESCAS, worth pointing out the folllowing from the "Management of sheep during shipping and the role of vets" [Proceedings of Australian Sheep Veterinarians 2013]:
"Pink eye typically affects 5-15% of a consignment but sheep adapt well. Despite this, it is a welfare issue and it is difficult to implement practical treatment."
One wonders exactly how "adapting well" to a "welfare issue" is judged.....think last time you had anything in your eye....hardly life threatening but very debilitating....and you werent standing in 0.3 square metres, breathing in ammonia, possibly in high wet bulb temperatures not to mention standing upright on a heaving ship.
29/5/2015 07:32:56 am
Just trying to justify this awful trade to people that don't understand
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