Investigations by country:

21. June 2016

Belgium | Brussels | Animal Transport - EU project on Transport Guidelines for the transport of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and horses

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We participate in the transport guide project that aims to develop and communicate Good and Best practises for the transport of farm animals. These practises will be presented in Guides which aim to promote animal welfare during transport.

The first draft of the Guidelines have been prepared by a consortium of different stakeholders and research…

06. June 2016

Meeting with EU Commission about export of live animals to Turkey

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TSB|AWF and our pratner organization Eyes on Animals, together with three Italian animal-rights lawyers working on the case for us, had our meeting last Friday with Mr. van Goethem and his team from the European Commissions Crisis management in food, animals and plants about the on-going suffering and death of animals being exported from the EU to…

27. May 2016

USA | Shipshewana - Indiana | Horse auction | Horsemeat import

[Translate to English:] Die Kutschpferde stehen in der prallen Sonne.

Our team arrives at the weekly horse auction in Shipshewana at 10:30. We have monitored this sale since 2009 and have reported the auction for its abusive handling of animals on many occasions. This visit is to determine if there has been any improvement in the auction’s treatment of the animals in their care.

Today it is a hot, sunny day. There…

26. May 2016

USA | Allen - Michigan | Collecting station of Randy Beasley | Horsemeat import

[Translate to English:] Pferde in einem matschigen Pferch, umgeben von saftigen Weiden.

Randy Beasley actively buys and sells horses for the horse slaughter industry. He frequents several auctions in surrounding states, among them the Shipshewana horse auction in Indiana.

When we arrive at Beasley’s horse collecting station in Allen, Michigan, we see several holding pens behind the barn as well as extensive pastures. Despite the…

23. May 2016

Poland | Poznan | SANCO training for official veterinarians

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Together with Eyes on Animals (Netherlands) we are invited to the SANCO training in Poznan to give a speech on our perspective on long distance transport of animals. In our joint presentation we focused on the main areas of concern during long distance transport and our initiatives to improve animal welfare during transport. Many animal…

18. May 2016

Turkey | Slaughterplant Konya | Control of Slaughterplants

[Translate to English:] Die Rinder laufen sicher auf den Anti-Rutsch-Böden

Promising news from Turkey- the EonA and TSB|AWF team in Turkey just visited a slaughterhouse in Konya that had taken animal behaviour into account when designing it two years ago. It was by far the "best" one seen so far during our three years inspecting and trying to improve slaughterhouses in Turkey. There were anti-mounting racks above the…

19. April 2016

Poland | Poznań | Police training – theory

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In Poznań we are giving a training to a big group of about 40 WITD inspectors (Road Transport Inspection) and about 10 representatives of Veterinary Inspection. The group is very active, asks a lot of questions and is definitely eager to get answers about practical aspects of Regulation 1/2005 and other regulations of law in force for animal…

31. March 2016

[Translate to English:] Polen | Wierzchowo | Hundeprojekt

[Translate to English:] Wieder vereint: Slodziak und Dunka.

[Translate to English:] Happy End für Slodziak: Unser Team bringt den Amstaff zu seiner neuen Familie. Wir haben ihn bereits im Dezember 2013 aus einer illegalen Hundezucht in Polen  gerettet. Fast zwei Jahre hat es gedauert, bis sich jemand in Slodziak verliebt hat. Das Warten hat sich jedoch gelohnt: Slodziak teilt sich nun zusammen mit der…

18. March 2016

Poland | Highway Poland-Italy | Transport of lambs

[Translate to English:] Ein Lamm hat ein Bein zwischen dem Boden und der Wand eingeklemmt, was eine hohe Verletzungsgefahr darstellt.

We follow a long-distance transport of lambs from a sale in southern Poland to a slaughterhouse in Italy. The truck carries 700 lambs and is loaded on four decks. The headspace is insufficient and several of the taller animals touch the ceiling with their heads. The lambs are of different sizes and ages. We assume that at least part of them are…