Organic Rules and Certification

Transport of livestock, general requirements - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Transport of livestock, general requirements - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Animals must be handled carefully whilst loading and during transport. Drugs and tranquillisers are prohibited. The maximum transport time should not exceed four hours and a maximum transport distance of 200 km. Transport times longer than eight hours are not permitted. (NL standards on production, Part B.II.7.Transport and slaughtering)

Difference

The provisions are similar but NATURLAND is more restrictive by recommending a limit of 200 km and 4 hours duration for animal transport. However transport of 8 hours is possible. The EU Regulation 2092/91 refers to the legal provisions of the member states but there is a EU Directive regulating the conditions of "long journey" (= more than 8 hours)transport.

Justification

Reducing stress and suffering for the animals.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Transport
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:375
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:05

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