The SAVC resolved to revise its original statement on the export of animals by sea. The abovementioned statement was issued after a discussion between various veterinary, animal welfare and state veterinary service stakeholders in July 2013. The health and welfare of the animals being transported are of primary concern to the SAVC. The SAVC, therefore encourages members of the profession to strictly apply and constantly seek to improve these standards of animal health and welfare. Should any of these standards not be adhered to or compromised, veterinarians are encouraged to not sign any certification that would allow the release of these animals to be transported.


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