Animal transport is the commercial transport of live animals using motor vehicles. This also applies to the movement of animals in Germany as defined by the German Animal Welfare Transport Ordinance. The animal transportation involves the movement of livestock.
The conditions under which the animals may be transported are legally regulated in the European Regulation on the Protection of Animals during Transport. This regulation has been in force for all member states since January 2007. In Germany, the European requirements are implemented by means of a national animal welfare transport ordinance.
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