Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report March: Cattle & Horse Markets
This month, our team visits the animal markets seven times, including the annual horse fair in Skaryszew (see investigation report 12th of March 2019). Despite the national Veterinary Inspection protest in Poland, the inspectors are present at the cattle market every time. Moreover, they organise joined controls with ITD (Road Transport Police) from time to time. That day, one of the big traders loaded cattle onto two decks of his truck in Swanneck. He is stopped and inspected by ITD. He will probably get a fine because he is no longer committing this violation when loading animals. The number of animals is more or less on a constant level: Around 200 cattle and less than 20 horses at each market. We do not see any sick or injured animals, just a few cows with overgrown hooves. We report these cases to competent authorities.