June 30, 2008

European Transportation Space Requirements

In Europe, the minimum space guidance specified for transporting people and farm animals on trains is as follows. Data are in square meters per kilogram of live animal/person.

Chickens - 0.02

Goats - 0.0086

Calves - 0.008

People - 0.0062

Therefore, if people complain that they are being packed in commuter trains like farm animals, they should be corrected. Farm animals are allocated considerably more space according to European Union and British government requirements.

Some animals are simply more equal. Chickens, for example, get to enjoy more than three times the space allocated for humans.

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