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PR – Sustainable Production: Transporting Animals Or Meat?

For the EU the impact of a ban on international transport of pigs and horses is assessed, based on three sustainability criteria. The paper concludes that the risks of welfare problems will be reduced, the CO2 emission and transport costs will be lowered but that there will be substantial shifts in regional production, slaughtering and employment within the EU. Transporting meat instead of live animals is more sustainable for these species.

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Author(s): Bacuks, G.B.C., Baltussen, W.H.M., Lambooij, E., Spoolder, H.A.M.

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Organizations(s): LEI (Agricultural Economics Research Institute)