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Graphic: The Al Kuwait — a timeline of Cape Town’s stinking ship

Graphic: The Al Kuwait — a timeline of Cape Town’s stinking ship
The Al Kuwait live animal transport ship in the port of Cape Town on 19 February 2024. (Photo: Gallo Images / ER Lombard)

Amid the unfolding drama surrounding the Al Kuwait live animal transport ship, which is docked in Cape Town with 19,000 cattle aboard, here is a timeline of its journey from Brazil to Cape Town where an overwhelming stench engulfed the Mother City and SPCA inspectors discovered animals in shocking distress.

Read more in Daily Maverick: Inside the Stinking Ship. DM

The original graphic on this article has been amended and a quote from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has been removed as it had not been confirmed. The MJC had not stated that the meat was not fit for consumption. Daily Maverick is still awaiting clarity.


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  • Colleen Dardagan says:

    Thank God for the SPCA

  • Andrew Newman says:

    Authorities should have sent the ship back out to sea immediately to do a thorough clean of the ship before being allowed back to load feed. Extra port costs would for the ships account.
    As they did in Australia with the sheep ship which came back after a month after it was forbidden to try taking the long way round Africa to Israel.

  • Trevor Gray says:

    The whole sordid saga makes one want to gag! How do human beings allow such an outrage? Poor animals shipped over 8000km in the height of summer in their own waste. What will be the mortality rate be that is sufficient to even consider this to be a viable business? It was reported that further livestock will be loaded in E.L? The MJC declares this to be haraam which futher muddies the water. No religion should be allowed to flourish / embrace such suffering. SICKENING!

  • Sudama das says:

    Real care for those cattle means freeing them from their improsonment and their final slaughter. Whrn man slaughters innocent creatures, he loses the essential quality of mercy.

  • EK SÊ says:

    If this ship was named Tel Aviv and going there, one group of Cape Townians would have protested loudly.

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