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04 Jun: Animal transportation remains a welfare concern.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Animal welfare has become an increasing concern of both consumers and civil society groups. With agriculture and livestock at the heart of EU traditions, the total number of animals for food and farming within the bloc is impressive. In 2018, EU herds counted 87 million bovine animals, 147 million pigs, 100 million sheep and goats, 290 million laying hens, countless poultry chicks and other types of animals, from rabbits to horses. Most of these animals have, or will, experience domestic transport –  transport from the farm to the slaughterhouse, or …