Shipload of cattle to be killed after 2 months at sea

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  1. Chinatown

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    MADRID (AP) — Nearly 900 cattle that have been on a ship traveling the Mediterranean Sea for two months will be sacrificed after veterinarians deemed them no longer fit for export, Spanish authorities said.

    A total of 895 cattle set sail from the Spanish port of Cartagena on Dec. 18 in the cargo ship named Karim Allah destined for export to Turkey. Turkish port authorities, however, refused to let them disembark, reportedly due to suspicions about their health.

    After a second failed attempt to unload the cattle in Libya, the boat returned to Cartagena, where Spanish authorities ordered it to dock on Thursday.

    After an official inspection by government veterinarians, Spain’s minister of agriculture said animals were to be sacrificed. Veterinarians judged them to be both unfit either for transport to another country of for their return to Spain.

    The ministry said the cattle originally left Spain with the proper health authorizations.

    Animal rights groups have denounced the slaughter of the livestock.

    “This is yet another wake-up call to urgently end live export,” the Eurogroup for Animals said.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Release them into the Serengeti. Cows won't be the first non-native species released into the Serengeti.
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  4. xsetra

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    That's a lot of pet food.
     
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  5. buzzarddriver

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    That is the sad part. They will put them down with a shot of chemicals and bury them. Unless they are diseased, they should be slaughtered and used as pet food. Why waste a good commodity?

    And these people need to be taxed to pay the amount of lost food products.
     
  6. 86scotty

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    Why not just dump em in the ocean and let the food chain sort it out? Quick, simple, effective.
     
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    They're not diseased, just in poor health due to being cramped on a ship for two months.
    The cows should be unloaded in some poor nation where people are starving.
     
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    Enjoy it with some beef jerky.
     
  9. buzzarddriver

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    Every once and a while you will see a report that one of the livestock carriers will sink in the Indian Ocean or the Med. It is amazing that they ship so many animals around the globe.
     
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    I'll take them off their hands lol.
     
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