Report on the inspection of the welfare of animals during transport

This report concerns the Ministry of Environment and Food's inspection of animal transports and sanctions imposed for infringements of provisions governing the area. The Ministry of Environment and Food has the overall responsibility for the area, and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration carries out the inspections.

The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of the Ministry of Environment and Food's inspection of transport of pigs on journeys exceeding eight hours in the period from 2008 to 2018.

It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the Ministry of Environment and Food, in the period from 2008 to 2018, has failed to ensure effective inspection of pigs during transports exceeding eight hours. This is considered unsatisfactory by Rigsrevisionen. The inadequate inspection has entailed unnecessary risk to the welfare of pigs during transport, with respect to the risk of injuries or other suffering.

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in February 2019 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.

Last updated on 05 February 2020

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