168. Welfare of animals in transit.

An order has been made providing for the protection of animals during transport1. Under that order it is an offence to transport any animal in a way which causes, or is likely to cause, injury or unnecessary suffering to that animal2. It is also an offence to transport any animal except in such receptacles or means of transport, under conditions (in particular with regard to space, ventilation, temperature and security) and with such supply of liquid and oxygen, as are appropriate for the species concerned3.

Failure to comply with specified provisions of EU legislation on the transport of animals4 is