Animal transport

Many factors during transport affects animals. Over recent years, investigations into the effect of transportation on animal welfare (especially in connection with space allowance, temperature, vibration, duration and distance) have been carried out.
Truck leaving a farm after loading. Photo: Sophie Atkinson
Truck with ventilation holes open for transporting pigs during hot weather. The hoses leading into the vehicle are used to wet the pigs. Pigs should be wetted with a coarse spray and then the water should be turned off to allow them to cool by evaporation. Photo: Temple Grandin
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Pigs waiting for unloading at Australian slaughter house. Photo: Sophie Atkinson