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Cattle transport comes under fire

  • Animal activists: 'Over 1,200 cattle died on international transport'
  • USDA: 'Our veterinary services program are currently investigating this incident

Animal rights activists are calling for a ban on animal exporting after nearly 4,000 cattle bound for Russian farms were trapped in what critics are calling a ‘torture chamber.’

An international trip led to the deaths of hundreds of cattle after they were loaded on a freighter ship to sail across the ocean. Many of the cows ended up lying in several inches of filth next to empty feed and water containers.

When the ship arrived half way around the world, 400 cattle were already dead and hundreds more were later killed due to trauma from the trip. Critics are now asking for live animal exports out of the United States be stopped until better safeguards can be put in place.

Leah Garces, the USA Director for Compassion in World Farming joined Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about this problem.

For more information on how you can help, please visit Compassion in World Farming’s official website and their Facebook page.

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