TIR supports "Stop Live Transport" campaign
Today is world "Stop Live Transport" day. Animal welfare organizations from around the world are drawing attention to the immense suffering of animals on long-distance transports.
September 13, 2017
In Switzerland, the maximum transport duration is limited to six hours and road transit of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses intended for slaughter and poultry intended for slaughter is prohibited. Nevertheless, a transit ban on long-distance transport is a political issue that is constantly under debate because Switzerland is gradually adopting EU law. Furthermore, the transit ban is welcome in itself but also means that live transports have to bypass Switzerland and are thus forced to cover even longer distances. The issue therefore also affects Switzerland.
Moreover, the meat from such animals, which is imported in considerable quantities into Switzerland, is consumed without much thought given to its origin. There is no way in ensuring the wellbeing of the animals concerned during these long-distance transports.
TIR supports this campaign and is calling on everyone to think of the animals when doing groceries. Also, TIR, as part of the Alliance Animale Suisse, an alliance between three animal welfare organizations, is campaigning on a political level for an import ban on products obtained by animal cruelty.