06. February 2018

Germany | Leipzig | Training on animal transport

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The traffic police in Leipzig invited representatives of the BAG and official veterinarians from three districts to a training seminar on inspections of animal transports. Beside the animal transport inspectors and experts Dieter Adam (traffic police Brandenburg-Süd) and Dr. Alexander Rabitsch we provide our experience and expertise on animal welfare problems during long distance transports. During the road inspection on the highway A 9 all together six animal transporters loaded with pigs were inspected some of the transporters are in violation of relevant legislations, but luckily not directly welfare related aspects. The pigs are all destined to the Tönnies slaughterhouse in Weißenfels, where 20.000 (!) pigs are slaughtered per day.