15k sheep drown after export vessel capsizes

15k sheep drown after export vessel capsizes

The vessel was carrying 15 800 sheep to Saudi Arabia, while the other 800 that were rescued now display symptoms of illness and are not expected to live long, says the NSPCA.

Sheep farmer

On Sunday  the Al Badri 1, a live export vessel, sank in the port of Sudan. 

The ship was transporting 15 800 sheep to Saudi Arabia. 

The NPCSA’s Grace de Lange says they are appalled at the manner in which the animals were treated.

“These animals are treated like commodities instead of the feeling, thinking, sentient beings that they are that is why the loss of their lives is treated as nothing. In their last moments, those sheep would have been terrified, they didn’t deserve to die that way. The worst part about this is the fact that this could have been avoided if the relevant stakeholders would recognize the uselessness of live export.”


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