Posted on June 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Over 60 cattle have died onboard the Bahamas-flagged Livestock Carrier, MAYSORA upon arrival the vessel’s arrival in Israel, prompting many animal rights groups to accusations of animal cruelty.
The Maysora, which is operated by Australian-based Livestock Shipping Services, had been carrying over 20,000 sheep and cattle.
It arrived in the Israeli port of Eilat on June the 7th but it took over five days to unload, leaving the animals on hot, cramped conditions, which led to many of them dying as a result.
According to the Israeli Press, the Israeli Agricultural Ministry reported 34 cattle dying aboard the vessel, with 30 dying after disembarking.
Furthermore, footage posted by the activist group “Israel Against Live Shipments” (IALS) shows shocking images of workers using electric shock prodders to unload animals, twisting their tails and stomping on cattle.
A spokesperson for IALS has gone on record saying that this has been the worst cruelty he’s witnessed in over 15 years of fighting for animal rights.
The graphic footage shows a number of cattle lined up on the floor, dead, severely bloated and coated in excrement.
You can see the video here.
Fair warning, as the imagery, can be rather disturbing.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic