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    A rights group told the Times of Israel that ships carrying livestock to Israel for fattening and slaughter often dispose of sick or wounded animals by dumping them overboard, sometimes even if they are still alive.

    The first day of summer was ruined for vacation-goers at Tzuk beach in Tel Aviv as a decomposing carcass of a cow washed ashore, much to the holidaymakers' horror, the Times of Israel reported.

    WARNING: The following footage is graphic and may offend sensibilities.

    ​The unpleasant spectacle was witnessed by hundreds of people, including small children.

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    Some 50,000 calves were transported to Israel in January alone. Last year, the Knesset approved legislation in its preliminary reading banning the live transport of livestock from Australia and Europe to the country. The proposed bill aims to halt the practice completely withing three years after it becomes law.

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