Recently two important motions were passed at the House of Representatives to restrict heatstress during live transports. The motions were filed by Esther Ouwehand and Loenie Vestering from the Political Party for the Animals. A majority of the House of Representatives voted for a full ban on the transporation of live animals at temperatures above 30°C (max temp is currently 35°C) and a maximum waiting time of 15 minutes for animal-trucks upon arrival at the slaughterhouse. The latter is extremely important as drivers often wait for long periods ( 0,5-3 hours ) before they can offload their animals. In parked trucks, temperatures rise extremely fast and animals run a great risk of heatstress.
Both motions are a direct result of a campaign that Eyes on Animals ran together with the Dierenbescherming (National Dutch animal-welfare association) against heatstress among farm animals.