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# live exports

Last year
2022
# trade off
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Irish unweaned calves being exported?
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and vet Dr Alexander Rabitsch tell Susan Daly about animal welfare concerns in the growing trade to Europe.
# trade off
‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
Department audit finds some operators not complying with feeding intervals, Noteworthy reveals.
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‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
Noteworthy finds the State has little to no control over what happens to animals once they leave Ireland.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
A report by
Niall Sargent
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws.
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws
Niall Sargent of Noteworthy reports that unwanted males from the dairy industry are among those exported
Destinations include Egypt where ‘appalling’ slaughter techniques are common
All time
Voices
Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.
Voices
Opinion: Allowing animals to be exported from Ireland to Turkey is no victory
Over five years, sheep, cows, and goats were illegally kept on trucks at the Turkish border for days on end in squalid conditions without being offloaded, writes Peter Stevenson.
# live exports
Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty
When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.
# live exports
Irish cattle bound for Libya are being 'beaten, stabbed, dragged by the eye sockets'
More than 14,000 cattle have been exported to Libya so far this year and more will be on the way by the end of this week.
# on a boat
Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.
# Steady On
Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.