The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) reports that millions of farm animals suffer from heat stress, disease and overcrowding whilst enduring transportation across long distances in Europe in hot, cramped and soiled cages with little food, water or rest. Once they reach the end of their journey they are slaughtered.
WSPA states that live animals for slaughter should never be transported for more than 8 hours.
Please sign this petition to support the 8 Hours campaign and ask the European Commission to enforce legalisation preventing any farm animal from enduring more than 8 hours of transportation.
WSPA hopes to reach 1 Million signatures by 5th January 2012.
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