Investigations by country:

18. October 2018

Germany | Oldenburg | inspections of animal transports

Road inspections near Emstek follow the seminar of the day before. Within three hours six national transports are inspected, three loaded with pigs and four with unweaned calves, some of them just a few days old. In one truck a calf is released that got stuck between a dangerous divider and the side wall of the truck. Futhermore insufficient…

18. October 2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Transport of unweaned calves from Germany to Spain

In the beginning of October, AWF|TSB team drives 1160 km for more than 22 hours, trailing a truck which is transporting young German calves from Bad Waldsee (south of Germany) to a calf assembly centre in Vic (northern Spain). The youngest calf is just 15 days old.As victims of the German dairy industry (the main European milk producer), thousands…

26. July 2018

Germany | Osnabrück | Training on road inspections on the A 30

Checking on a transporter with pigs on board destined for slaughter.

During road inspections on the highway A 30 nine animal transports loaded with Turkeys, chicken, pigs, calves and horses are inspected. A transporter is on the way to The Netherlands to load mink for a mink farm in Greece. There are concerns about the crates and loading conditions and thus we inform Eyes on Animals (NL), who right away send a team…

26. July 2018

Germany | Osnabrück | training on animal transport

Theoretical part of the seminar.

The police in Osnabrück has invited neighboring police inspections and official veterinarians to a training on animal transport. Beside the expert on animal transport Dr. Alexander Rabitsch, we are invited to share our observations and findings on long distance transports.


22. June 2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Export of unweaned calves by Rinderunion

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Our team has been observing the exports of unweaned calves from the Rinderunion at Bad Waldsee for more than a year now. The transporter S. Röck is required by the competent authorities to feed the calves mid-journey at the control post of Bardy Bresse in France, before the animals are carried on to the assembly centre  in Vic/ Spain. In autum 2017…

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…

17. November 2017

Germany | Dresden | Training on animal transport in Dresden

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During the road inspection animal transporters are inspected, among them a private horse transport, national transports with cows, pigs, sows for slaughter, an empty poultry truck and piglets on a long journey from Germany to Hungary.

All transports were in violation of Regulation 1/2005, Viehverkehrsverordnung as well as other relevant laws. for…

16. November 2017

Germany | Dresden | Training on animal transport in Dresden

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On the 16th of November 2016 the traffic police in Dresden invited police and official veterinarians from Görlitz, Bautzen, Dresden and Pirna to a training seminar on inspections of animal transports. With Dieter Adam (traffic police Brandenburg-Süd) and Dr. Alexander Rabitsch the Animal Welfare Foundation was able to provide two experienced…

17. June 2017

Poland | Germany | Trailing of three transports with unweaned calves

[Translate to English:] Durstige Kälber versuchen verzweifelt, an den ungeeigneten Metallnippeln zu trinken.

From 16th to 17th of June, teams from AWF|TSB trailed three transports with calves from Lithuania and from Poland to Spain and to the Netherlands. All transports were carrying unweaned calves in the age of less than 8 weeks. Those animals are still depending on milk, milk replacer or electrolyte solution and on special feeding equipment and…