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In particular, the requirements on the protection of animals during transport ("EU Animal Welfare Transport Regulation") must be observed for the carrying of animal transport. The regulation regulates the handling of animals during loading, the need for land and the provision of care for the animals during transport or the duration of transport.

In particular, for animals that are not used to it, any transport is a burden. This applies in particular when the usual supply periods are exceeded. The aim must therefore be to prepare the animals individually for transport and to adapt the duration of transport to the needs of the animals.

Anyone transporting animals must be adequately trained or qualified. Persons transporting farm animals by road vehicle over a distance of more than 65 km require a certificate of competence.

Who should I contact?

The competent authority for animal transport matters in Lower Saxony are the municipal veterinary authorities (districts, district-free cities, Hanover region, special purpose association Jade-Weser).

What are the fees?

Fee: 35,00 - 250,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Veterinärwesen und Verbraucherschutz

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.