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Transport of livestock, general requirements - IFOAM Basic Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Transport of livestock, general requirements - IFOAM Basic Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Transport should be done carefully and with respect: stress, fear and pain shall be avoided as much as possible. IFOAM generally limits the transport period to a maximum of 8 hours.

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 has only general rules for the transport of organically raised animals: The transport has to be done in a gentle manner and prevent any unnecessary stress. There is no maximum transport time given.

Justification

Stress to animals must be minimised.

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:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:834
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Apr 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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