Poland | Lublin - Kraśnik | Police (ITD) training – follow up
Another long day on the road with Road Transport Inspection and Veterinary Inspection. The first truck is empty, so we have a look inside a very well equipped long distance swanneck trailer - a great educating opportunity. Next, a short distance transport is a consignment of pigs whose status makes us worried: they are dirty, obviously stressed, we hear sneezing and see growths on some pigs. Not surprisingly, Article 4 transport documentation is incomplete. The driver is warned, and the Veterinary Inspector writes an inspection report that will be sent to the Veterinary Inspection supervising the place of departure. Third truck of the day is at the same time the third truck of the same meat processing plant that was inspected during the week. Again, we note bad partitions, adult cattle loaded on 2 decks and obviously exceeding 4m of height, without sufficient headspace for animals. Administrative proceedings are initiated against the transporter. We end the day with a long distance transport of piglets from Denmark to Poland. Unfortunately, this transport also has shortcomings: no access door to animals, temperature printout impossible for the whole journey, journey log entries are inconsistent and missing, but most importantly, the water was turned off. The driver turns the water on, as ordered by ITD inspector. 40 minutes later, by the end of the inspection, thirsty piglets are still fighting for access to nipples. Administrative proceedings are initiated and Section 5 of Journey Log is filled in with the list of all violations.