Agriculture Ministry suspends air transports of live cattle to Israel

Due to animal welfare concerns on a recent air transport of cattle from Hungary, the Agriculture Ministry has temporarily grounded all such live shipments to Israel.

The specific case in question involved a flight last Wednesday morning, which left Hungary for Israel with about 1,200 calves on board, the ministry said. During the flight, an abnormal number of the calves died, according to the ministry. As a result, officials decided to stop all air shipments of live animals to Israel, until Veterinary Services and the ministry’s plant and animal control unit conclude their investigation into the matter.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Agriculture-Ministry-suspends-air-transports-of-live-cattle-to-Israel-476572

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