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Title Ensuring Animal Welfare During Transportation
Author Gudmundsson, Birgir
Supervisor Jensen, Christian D. (System Security, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2008
Abstract The European Council has introduced legislations that are aimed at improving welfare of animals during transportation. The problem with the current situation is that, it is difficult to regulate this transport because these types of transports are often long and expand over national borders. This thesis introduces the analyses done in respect to transportation of live animals. This analysis focuses on legislations in regards to protection of animal welfare during transportation. The analysis includes identifying what rules and regulations apply to animals, vehicles as well as parties involved in the actual transportation process. A fundamental database and software architecture has been developed that allows for monitoring these legislative requirements under transport. This includes, recording data from environmental sensors located within the container as well as handling of user interaction. The user interaction involves, storing and exporting data from the database for report generation purposes. These reports contain information about the environment that the animal has been subjected to as well as details about each stage of the actual journey. A short introduction on the security issues that would enhance the abilities of this application is shortly introduced. In regards to the current legislations, it is very difficult to regulate that these rules are not broken. This system allows for easier supervision of these rules and regulation as well as also minimizing the administrative work needed to complete for each journey. The administrative work requires the driver to document information about the actual journey. This is partly done automatically by the system as it utilizes the data already recorded by the sensor to complete parts of these documents. A class was implemented for the evaluation, this involved providing the application with simulated sensors data. The reason for this was to enable the possibility of evaluating the functional requirements of the application. All tests were successful.
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2008-116
Original PDF ep08_116.pdf (14.91 MB)
Admin Creation date: 2008-11-17    Update date: 2008-11-17    Source: dtu    ID: 228674    Original MXD