Organic Rules and Certification

Transport of livestock, distance - Demeter Interational 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Transport of livestock, distance - Demeter Interational 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Transport distances should be kept short and if possible to not more than 200 kilometres. (DI production standards, 5.9. Transport and slaughter of stock)

Difference

The DI standard is slightly more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not refer to the distances of transport, but requires that stress for the animals has to be avoided.

Justification

The slaughtering of animals requires particular care and attention. One must be conscious, that all processing of meat begins with the death of a living being with a soul. Ethical and moral considerations require that animals are handled in such away from transport to slaughter, that stress, fear, thirst and pain are avoided as far as possible. Transport distances should be kept as short as possible and therefore animals should be slaughtered in the region in which they were reared.

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
Country/Standard:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:588
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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