Israel Reports a Significant Increase in Live Import of Calves and Lambs in 2021

Israel’s Agriculture Ministry announced that a record 856,630 live calves and lambs—96,800 of which were transferred to the Palestinian Authority—were imported in 2021, marking a 42% increase since 2020. There are currently seven bills pending in Israel that would phase out live animal imports in favor of exclusively importing chilled or frozen meat.