Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations defines a ‘long journey’ as that
“which exceeds eight hours, starting from when the first animal of the consignment is moved”.
Point 3 of Chapter VI in Annex I of the Regulation prescribes the ventilation systems and temperature monitoring equipment required on the relevant means of transport used for long journeys.
As permitted by Article 18(4) of the Regulation, we have chosen to derogate from certain provisions in Annex 1, Chapter VI, for road vehicles undertaking journeys up to a maximum of 12 hours within the UK. These derogations include the installation of ventilation and temperature monitoring equipment, as described in point 3.2 of Chapter VI.