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2021-02-27 2:40:08 AM  
Nope, not true. This would cast the EU in a bad light, therefore it doesn't exist.
 
2021-02-27 2:43:46 AM  
Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?
 
2021-02-27 2:49:37 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Nope, not true. This would cast the EU in a bad light, therefore it doesn't exist.


Is that cross heavy?
 
2021-02-27 2:50:12 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?


People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.
 
2021-02-27 2:54:26 AM  
Nobody ever asks the cow's opinion...
Joey's Moo Point!
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2021-02-27 3:00:26 AM  

BafflerMeal: Commander Lysdexic: Nope, not true. This would cast the EU in a bad light, therefore it doesn't exist.

Is that cross heavy?


It's quite light actually, the arms all folding at 90 degrees is what makes it tricky to walk with.
 
2021-02-27 3:07:05 AM  

jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.


I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..
 
2021-02-27 3:15:32 AM  
Turkey is a Muslim country. They want live animals that can be inspected for health and ritually slaughtered. They don't trust prepackaged meat from overseas as it's a easy way to pass off diseased cattle.
 
2021-02-27 3:21:27 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..


They ship animals further than just the Med; Australia, for instance, exports boatloads (ha!) annually.

Live ones are more useful for breeding than chopped and frozen ones, apparently...
 
2021-02-27 3:35:49 AM  
All aboard the BBQ Cruise
 
2021-02-27 3:37:18 AM  
When do they become sea cows?
 
2021-02-27 3:43:51 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..


Look at that rusty-ass ship.  Do you honestly think anyone involved spent a single currency unit more than necessary to accomplish their goal?
 
2021-02-27 4:16:02 AM  

jtown: Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..

Look at that rusty-ass ship.  Do you honestly think anyone involved spent a single currency unit more than necessary to accomplish their goal?


Absolutely not..I wouldn't be surprised if most of the crew on there weren't some form of slave labor either..
I'm surprised they could even come out ahead at all shipping that few cattle, that far without basically
using slave labor and stolen fuel and rustled cattle...
 
2021-02-27 4:22:42 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: I'm surprised they could even come out ahead at all shipping that few cattle,


Maybe one of them is a cash cow.
 
2021-02-27 4:24:48 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Mr. Shabooboo: I'm surprised they could even come out ahead at all shipping that few cattle,

Maybe one of them is a cash cow.


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2021-02-27 5:02:50 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?


It wouldn't be fresh then
 
2021-02-27 5:16:04 AM  
Hopefully PETA is on the case.
 
2021-02-27 6:10:32 AM  

Grauenwolf: Turkey is a Muslim country. They want live animals that can be inspected for health and ritually slaughtered. They don't trust prepackaged meat from overseas as it's a easy way to pass off diseased cattle.


A lot of Muslim countries import pre-slaughtered meat.
There are Muslims around the world, and many who are willing to travel, so that handles the slaughtered by a Muslim aspect.
The countries exporting the meat/poultry (eg Australia, Brazil, even France) have their own inspection regulators, and care A LOT about the industry so won't be shipping meat.
Their are Muslim organizations who also inspect and certify slaughterhouses.
 
2021-02-27 7:47:04 AM  
it's not like they were being sent to some bovine paradise to live out their days with their every desire catered to

they were being sent to become food.  they are suffering at this point, why extend it by trying to bring them back to health just so you can kill them
 
2021-02-27 8:19:05 AM  
They should fight for bovine freedom.
 
2021-02-27 8:34:06 AM  

Resident Muslim: Grauenwolf: Turkey is a Muslim country. They want live animals that can be inspected for health and ritually slaughtered. They don't trust prepackaged meat from overseas as it's a easy way to pass off diseased cattle.

A lot of Muslim countries import pre-slaughtered meat.
There are Muslims around the world, and many who are willing to travel, so that handles the slaughtered by a Muslim aspect.
The countries exporting the meat/poultry (eg Australia, Brazil, even France) have their own inspection regulators, and care A LOT about the industry so won't be shipping meat.
Their are Muslim organizations who also inspect and certify slaughterhouses.


Well, I dunno, you clever people.

Clearly there is no reason anyone would ship live animals, so this must be a made-up story or else someone just decided to ship nearly 1000 cattle overseas for fun because.
 
2021-02-27 8:49:55 AM  

TheCableGuy: They should fight for bovine freedom.


Cows With Guns...dun dun dun...
 
2021-02-27 9:02:28 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: it's not like they were being sent to some bovine paradise to live out their days with their every desire catered to

they were being sent to become food.  they are suffering at this point, why extend it by trying to bring them back to health just so you can kill them


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2021-02-27 10:08:10 AM  

TheCableGuy: They should fight for bovine freedom.


And hold their large heads high.
 
2021-02-27 10:09:56 AM  
I'll take a pass on those steaks...

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2021-02-27 10:25:09 AM  

PunGent: Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..

They ship animals further than just the Med; Australia, for instance, exports boatloads (ha!) annually.

Live ones are more useful for breeding than chopped and frozen ones, apparently...


Says you. Why just this morning I farked a porterhouse...the veal should be gestating any day now.
 
2021-02-27 10:34:38 AM  

Prof. Frink: PunGent: Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..

They ship animals further than just the Med; Australia, for instance, exports boatloads (ha!) annually.

Live ones are more useful for breeding than chopped and frozen ones, apparently...

Says you. Why just this morning I farked a porterhouse...the veal should be gestating any day now.


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2021-02-27 10:57:18 AM  
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2021-02-27 10:58:17 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..


Not really.  Transporting material that has to be kept frozen requires specialized shipping containers with insulation and refrigeration units that constantly have to be connected to a power supply, both on board and at port when awaiting shipment.  That's not cheap, and as you can see from the photos of the ship in question, no way could that shipping company afford "reefer" units.
 
2021-02-27 11:00:18 AM  
article: ' blood samples taken from the cattle by Talia Shipping, to test for a bovine disease called bluetongue, had been blocked at the port by Spanish authorities and were not allowed to proceed to a lab for analysis.
The insect-borne bluetongue virus causes lameness and haemorrhaging among cattle...'

If the poor things are ill, no country will let them land, or transfer the cows.   Especially not with a blood disease.
 
2021-02-27 12:22:04 PM  

PunGent: Mr. Shabooboo: jtown: Vlad_the_Inaner: Killing and shipping the meat refrigerated or frozen isn't cheaper than live animals?

People expect their processed meat to be stored and transported in very clean conditions with monitored temperatures.  So...probably not.

I would think it would be a LOT easier to deal with a few fridge units full of butchered meat,
than 800 live cows that need food and water and cleanup..That just seems absurd to transport live
animals that far..A short ferry trip one place to another, maybe a day, I can see that..But hauling them
across the length of the Med Sea is just silly to me..Making a simple thing overly complex..

They ship animals further than just the Med; Australia, for instance, exports boatloads (ha!) annually.

Live ones are more useful for breeding than chopped and frozen ones, apparently...


I would think shipping dams and sires would be riskier than semen/eggs or embryos for surrogate dams.

Then again, if I paid $300,000 for an animal, it probably won't languish for 2 months on a janky ship like commodity animals apparently do.
 
2021-02-27 3:03:00 PM  
EU: You can't bring your cattle her because they might have bluetongue.

Shipper: We'll test them to see if they have it.

EU: Fark you.
 
2021-02-27 10:53:07 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Resident Muslim: Grauenwolf: Turkey is a Muslim country. They want live animals that can be inspected for health and ritually slaughtered. They don't trust prepackaged meat from overseas as it's a easy way to pass off diseased cattle.

A lot of Muslim countries import pre-slaughtered meat.
There are Muslims around the world, and many who are willing to travel, so that handles the slaughtered by a Muslim aspect.
The countries exporting the meat/poultry (eg Australia, Brazil, even France) have their own inspection regulators, and care A LOT about the industry so won't be shipping meat.
Their are Muslim organizations who also inspect and certify slaughterhouses.

Well, I dunno, you clever people.

Clearly there is no reason anyone would ship live animals, so this must be a made-up story or else someone just decided to ship nearly 1000 cattle overseas for fun because.


Maybe they were models for the FarSide comic?
Or they needed live cows to fake those UFO maimings?
Maybe they needed to set up a great joke? So 1000 cows traveling in a ship and one of them says...

Or maybe I was just addressing the point made.
 
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