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  אדר 16, 5774 , 16/02/14

Large Number of Livestock Die En Route to Israel

At least 840 sheep have been reported as having died en route to Israel from Australia due to an engine problem on the ship Ocean Drover, which was transporting more than 50,000 head of sheep and calves. The exact number of calves that perished is not yet known, but the Australian authorities are expected to open up a criminal investigation into the incident when the boat finally docks in the Port of Eilat.

An anonymous NGO notes that this is the third incident of the kind to happen with shipments from Australia headed to meat processing plants here, in Israel.

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