Vee & Logistiek Nederland: new transport rules miss the point

Since April 4, NVWA has enforced strict rules on transport safety for pigs. Where previously no fines were handed out for incorrect transport of ‘orange’ animals, this is now happening. The rules are not well received. © Henk Riswick Photography The inspection veterinarians of the Dutch Food and Consumer Safety Authority (NVWA) strictly enforce “the … Read more

Transport rules ‘orange pigs’ frustrate livestock transport

The rules for transporting ‘orange pigs’ to the slaughterhouse cause more animal suffering than prevent it. This group of animals falls under the rules of special livestock transport because they require extra attention. This may be because they have an umbilical hernia or because the tail is slightly damaged. The lack of a unanimous assessment … Read more