Image copyright Four Paws Image caption Some 180 sheep have survived the ordeal A flock of 180 sheep saved from a capsized cargo ship in November have arrived at their new home in Romania.More than 14,000 sheep were being transported on the Queen Hind ship from Romania to Saudi Arabia, where they were due to…

Some of the rescued sheep

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Some 180 sheep like survived the ordeal

A flock of 180 sheep saved from a capsized cargo ship in November like arrived at their new home in Romania.

Extra than 14,000 sheep were being transported on the Queen Hind ship from Romania to Saudi Arabia, the put they were resulting from be slaughtered.

After the wretchedness rescuers managed to construct 254 sheep, despite the incontrovertible fact that dozens later died of exhaustion and injuries.

The animal welfare groups that led the rescue like refused to ship the surviving 180 sheep to their deaths.

Four Paws and its Romanian partner organisation Arca like now been granted custody of the sheep – that are if fact be told all male, and are therefore rams.

They are quiet in talks to hold fleshy possession of the animals. After they officially comprise the rams, they’ll place of abode up for them to be permanently adopted by vegan sanctuaries for rescued cattle internal Romania.

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When the animal welfare groups officially comprise the sheep, they’ll place of abode up for them to be adopted by vegan sanctuaries

For now, the animals stay in a conventional horse farm north of Bucharest that has specially been adjusted for sheep.

Martina Stephany, from Four Paws, tells the BBC that they were inundated with affords of lend a hand from animal sanctuaries after info of the rescue first came out.

“Quite so a lot of the affords came in with out us even doing anything, as a consequence of us observed the info and got eager – some trusty acknowledged, ‘Hello, I like a farm with some deliver, if you got to like I’m in a position to make a choice some sheep’,” she acknowledged.

The following step, Ms Stephany acknowledged, is to check with with the sanctuaries and test that they’re trusty.

“We are searching to be clear the sheep like a conventional life and that they’re going to by no formula race to slaughter,” she acknowledged, adding that whereas they also can merely glimpse at sanctuaries exterior of Romania, they assign no longer make a choice the sheep to must hump long distances.

She added: “We potentially also can merely no longer build all of them in the the same deliver because there are merely moderately loads of them – and it’s likely you’ll perchance also factor in that, since they’re all males, it would possibly be trusty for them to be in smaller groups.”

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Media captionOn 24 November, the Queen Hind overturned in the Black Sea after leaving the Romanian port of Midia

Many world animal welfare organisations like campaigned for restrictions on the long-distance transportation of stay animals.

The RSPCA in the UK, as an illustration, has called for long-distance stay transport to get replaced with a “carcass-good” alternate, and for hump times to be runt to a maximum of eight hours.

On the time, Romania’s significant cattle breeder and exporter affiliation Acebop called for an urgent investigation into the overturning of Queen Hind.

“Our affiliation is frightened by the wretchedness,” Acebop president Mary Pana told AFP info company. “If we will no longer provide protection to cattle in the future of long-distance transports, we must quiet outright ban them.”

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