Wednesday, 7 March 2012

UPDATE on Animals Stranded at Sea ~ Further Action Required

CIWF have reported further news about the cattle currently stranded on the Gracia Del Mar transporter in the Red Sea, 13,500 people have yesterdays action to help the animals which is fantastic news.

A well placed source has reported that the remaining live cattle have been transferred to another vessel, CIWF state that they "will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and work hard to ensure the cattle are receiving the treatment they need".

Despite this dreadful situation, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have appallingly not responded.  The Animal News joins CIWF in voicing outrage at their lack of action.  The OIE have informed CIWF that they don't plan on taking any action until 12th March!  The CIWF have called this "in blatant disregard of the OIE's own rules on the transport of animals by sea, under which they are meant to take a leading role in emergency situations".

Please join us in e-mailing the OIE calling on them to help bring this disaster to an end and ensure procedures are put in place to guarantee that any future incidents like this are dealt with more promptly and effectively.

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