Animals’ Angels is monitoring the transport of lambs from Eastern Europe to Italy.
In the morning we find a truck in direction to Rome transporting lambs from Romania. During their first stop, our team is able to see that the height in some decks is insufficient for the animals inside as they touch the ceiling with their heads.
After this, our team contacts the Italian police so they can inspect the truck in detail to look at this and any other problems related to the transport of the animals, such as the length of the journey and its planning. The police escorts the truck to the police station in Orvieto and our team confirms and explains that the truck is not complying with the regulation.
Nevertheless, while the animals are suffering from heat and the length of the journey, the veterinary officials consider the space between the lambs’ heads and the ceiling as within limits and the truck is allowed to continue its journey.
Although the transport is considered to be adequate to continue, Animals’ Angels will issue complaints to the competent authorities to prevent lambs from being transported without sufficient space. Additionally, our organization will remark to the national authorities the importance of proper trained official vets regarding the legislation on the transport of animals on long distance journeys.