EC audit finds calf exports from Ireland breach transport regulations

The European Commission (EC) recently confirmed that Ireland is breaking the law when exporting unweaned calves to Europe. This is an issue that EFI has known about, and been campaigning against, for many years. Calves are typically exported from Ireland … Continued

Irish dairy bulls – a fate worse than veal

RTE Investigates exposed the Irish dairy industries dirty secret in July 2023.  It highlighted the horrendous ordeal unweaned calves go through, mostly male dairy calves that are an unwanted by product of the industry. It featured a cruel veal farm … Continued

Irish calf export: investigation reveals suffering and abuse across Europe

Investigation into dairy calf export from Ireland to Europe On 20th March of this year EFI conducted another investigation into the export of unweaned calves from Ireland, with L214 and Eyes on Animals. We were also joined by RTE’s investigation … Continued

EFI initiates High Court proceedings against the State

EFI monitors calves at Rosslare Since EFI’s formation, our biggest campaigning effort has been against live export. We have focused on the export of unweaned calves because we believe it is being conducted unlawfully as feeding requirements cannot be met … Continued

Hungry and stressed – investigation into live exports out of Irish ports

EFI has observed hundreds of trucks at Rosslare port full of bawling calves, just like the trucks filmed on the Irish Ferries crossing on 19th April that showed trucks on an outside deck and, despite the noise from the wind … Continued

Investigation into the export of unweaned calves to mainland Europe

Ethical Farming Ireland recently assisted Eyes on Animals in an investigation into the export of unweaned calves from Ireland to mainland Europe, accompanied by MEP Anja Hazekamp. We were focusing on what happens to the calves at the marts and … Continued