Eyes on Animals has sent a letter to Dutch organizations Vee&Logistiek (representing animal traders and transporters), COV (representing the meat-industry) and individual slaughterhouses to take effective measures when animals are transported during cold weather. For example: Closing the side-shutters of the truck and adding a thick layer of bedding. The current ‘Industry plan for transport during extreme temperatures’ does not mention any concrete measures to reduce risks of cold-stress. Eyes on Animals is of the opinion that it should. During recent inspections at a large Dutch pig slaughterhouse, Eyes on Animals documented that many trucks had the majority of their side-shutters open, whilst the outside temperature was only 1-2°C .
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