"SD: Sweden should be stopping the import of meat that strongly differs from the Swedish animal welfare legislation"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. On 1 april entered the new animal welfare act in force. We look positively on the review undertaken in connection with that law was passed, at the same time, we regret that the government shot a number of other important animal welfare issues at the future through the establishment of new investigations. This will lead to continued uncertainty for consumers at the same time as animals are subjected to more unnecessary suffering. "
"That animals suffer needlessly is, unfortunately, more the rule than the exception in some industries. Today, there are many swedes who completely unknowingly eating meat from animals that are halal or kosherslaktats, which is problematic for several reasons. "
"The two methods of slaughter means in short that the animals are killed and bled without stunning, which means a protracted dödsförlopp with unnecessary suffering, pain and agony. "
"In a report from the EUROPEAN commission, it transpires that almost 75% of the livestock in the EU are killed without stunning, this is because of an exemption for religious reasons in the EU slaktförordning. This meat imported into Sweden, among others, often quite without markings."
"We want EUROPE to be for Sweden to have the opportunity to exception, which means that we can stop the importation of meat, which strongly differs from the Swedish animal welfare legislation. Until this is implemented, we want to immediately to everything meat, from animals slaughtered without stunning, clearly marked on the packaging in order to increase the awareness among Swedish consumers. "
"Despite our relatively good husbandry in Sweden it pops from time to time up storm clouds. Animal testing on dogs at the university of Gothenburg is one example of it. The processes that the dogs which suffered greatly in the research name is difficult to digest. To breed dogs in order to replace their teeth with implants and then kill them when the study is finished, is out of kilter with good animal husbandry. To the dogs in addition to this, have had to endure complications such as bed sores is distressing."
"According to Swedish law, animal experiments are not permitted if satisfactory alternative, without the involvement of animals, exists. Despite this, the carried out several thousand experiments on animals, like the dogs in Gothenburg, in Sweden each year. We are of the opinion that this number should be significantly reduced. We therefore propose increased support for research which aims to develop non-alternative to current animal testing. Unnecessary suffering should be avoided to as great an extent as possible at all times."
"in Addition to this, we want in Sweden to introduce the classification of the offence' serious animal cruelty” in order to clearly signal how seriously society looks at these heinous crimes. The penalty for someone convicted of this classification shall be a minimum of one year in prison. People who use violence against innocent and defenseless creatures deserve severe prison sentences. Unfortunately, the government indulgence in this matter and considers existing legislation sufficient."
"in Order to facilitate the handling and to ensure that these matters are handled correctly, we want to collect all the legislation relating to animals in a special djurskyddsbalk. By collecting all the legal text we can better illustrate the law at the same time that we clarify and put the spotlight on animal rights. The animals can not speak for themselves, which makes them dependent on humans and our goodwill to do it for them."
"To shoot these questions at the future through the establishment of the various investigations will lead to more unnecessary suffering for the animals at the same time as it reduces the power of consumers to make informed choices. Therefore, we will continue to be a strong and clear voice when it comes to animal welfare issues."
"nJessica Stegrud, candidate for the european Parliament (SD)nYasmine Eriksson, a member of the environment and agriculture (SD)"
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