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Injury and unnecessary suffering<\/h2>

The European regulation (Council Regulation 1/2005 and to a lesser extent 853/2004) lays down rules for the protection of animals during transport including information about fitness for transport of pigs. In 2016, DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) published a report<\/a> providing an overview of systems to prevent the transport of unfit animals in the EU. In the review “Fitness for transport of pigs”, central terms in the European regulation – such as injury and unnecessary suffering, are discussed, including the usefulness of these terms as indicators of fitness for transport, to be used during inspection.
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Focus areas for inspections<\/h2>

Potential indicators of fitness for transport of different categories of pigs are proposed, in addition to the criteria listed in the legislation. Based on the wording of the legislation, these indicators are allocated to two key focus areas during inspections of fitness for transport. Animals that should not be considered fit for transport are those:<\/p>

  1. Presenting signs of pathological processes, e.g., when wounded or in pain. Specific indicators are:<\/p>