Denmark: maximum of 24 hours for transports
The Danish pig sector is willing to restrict pig
journeys to a maximum of 24 hours.
Director Hans Aarestrup of the Danish Pig Producers (Danske Svine
Produceneter, DSP) said his organisation is willing to discuss these guidelines
with the Danish authorities.
Danish television programmes revealed that pigs were suffering from very bad
conditions on transports.
Physical abuse, lack of water and straw
bedding and sometimes even dead pigs were found to occur on some Danish
transports to e.g. Latvia, Belarus or
Under pressure of the public opinion the
Danish government now has proposed to reduce maximum transportation journeys to
eight hours - whereas in Europe 24 hours is permitted.
After these 24
hours, the animals need a rest of 24 hours before the journey can be
Aarestrup thinks the consequences for the Danish pig
sector will be restricted when the maximum transporting time is 24
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