On their journey, they will experience at least 21 days of:
- High ammonia levels leading to respiratory and ocular infections
- Living in their own excrement
- Motion sickness
- Physical trauma and injuries
- Severe thirst and hunger
If they haven’t died en route, the sheep will be brutally slaughtered fully conscious.
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In October 2019, 60 000 sheep were sent to the Middle East by ship, and another 70 000 are destined to leave South Africa in March 2020 – their destination? Death.
They will journey for a period of three weeks, subjected to rough seas and completely unnatural conditions.
On board this ship, they will be crammed so tightly that many will not be able to lie down and rest. For three weeks, they will stand, with limited access to food and water and some will have no access at all. To add insult to injury – they will be forced to stand in their own excrement, wearing what is called “fecal jackets”. For three weeks.
“More than 100 000 litres of urine and faeces accumulate on a typical live export ship every day sheep are on board. The ship won’t be ‘washed out’ until after they’ve disembarked” – Animals Australia