Konrad again responsible for toturous transports
It is the end of July when our teams are investigating together with our partner organisation Israel Against Live Shipments (IALS). We want to document live transports on their journey from Lithuania to Israel. On the 24th of July, we spot two transports with calves which are operated by the transport company Konrad. We inform the police and let them stop the trucks. What follows shocks police, vetenarians and us.
When the loading ramp opens up, a heap of calves appears in front of our team members. They are lying across and on top of each other, some do not even move anymore. The calves have to be freed and rescued from the heap of bodies, one after another. It takes three hours until the last calf is finally of the truck. Many animals seem to be apathic. They are weak and dehydrated, some have already died. This transport has "only" been on the road for ten hours.