Investigations by country:

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…

27. April 2017

Germany | Chemnitz | Police training: road inspections

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During the road inspection at the highway A4 nine animal transporters are inspected, among them two private horse transports, cattle transported for slaughter and piglets on journeys exceeding 8 hours for further fattening.

Infringement procedures are started for two transporters. In one of them a divider was not fixed properly and a cow injured…

26. April 2017

Germany | Chemnitz | Police training in Chemnitz

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The traffic police in Chemnitz is very active in the field of livestock inspections and, with support of Dr. Alexander Rabitsch,  AWF could support them with a training on EU Regulation 1/2005. Beside police officers also veterinary inspectors participate and problematic fields of animal transport are discussed, for e.g. the long distance transport…

01. December 2016

Germany | Calau | Inspections on animal transports with the traffic police in South of Brandenburg

[Translate to English:] AWF Team filmt die Transportbedingungen eines Rindertransportes

The practical part of the training is on the highway and at an assembly station. We are accompanied by a team from MDR television. On the way to the assembly station the police observes a small trailer loaded with poultry. The animals are in danger to fall out and they are not efficiently protected from the cold temperature and the rain. Especially…

30. November 2016

Germany | Calau | Training for the police in Süd Brandenburg

[Translate to English:] Dieter Adam erläutert die Auswertung des Fahrtenschreibers

Together with the expert on animal transport, Dr. Alexander Rabitsch, we give a training on livestock inspections for the traffic police in South Brandenburg. The training is organized by Dieter Adam, a policeman with years of experience in livestock inspections. He presented the basics of the police work during these inspections. Ten policemen and…