25September2019

Poland | Opoczno | Punishment for Animal Cruelty

Ingrown horns cause a lot of suffering for the animals.

We receive information from a prosecutor in Opoczno regarding another case of a cow with an ingrown horn into its head. We documented it at Bodzentyn cattle market in December 2018   and as usual we reported the case to the police.

During the hearing, the defendant – a previous owner of the cow – was pleaded guilty and settled for the agreed…

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12September2019

Poland| | Wloszczowa | Verdict in a case of an injured cow

Ingrown horns cause chronic pain. This cow suffered a lot.

Today we are in the court in Wloszczowa waiting for a judgment regarding a case of a cow with an ingrown horn in its head. We documented two injured animals at Lagow cattle market in September 2018. We sent a notification about the offence to the police. However, only one complaint was forwarded to the court by the police so far. The other case is…

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31August2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report August: Cattle & Horse Markets

We are verbally attacked by the trader who received a reprimand regarding the ban of tying cattle by the horns in the truck.

The Italian trader is back on the horse market. This time he only buys older horses. The younger animals go back home. At Bodzentyn cattle market we also re-encounter a trader that left almost a year ago. The subsidy time ends and beside the big traders there are no people willing to buy cattle.

We observe that one trader ties the cows by their…

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30August2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report August: Farm Animal Service

Brody. A hoof canker appears again. We are applying special ointment on a hoof.

This time, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is helping lame foal in Niedospielin. During trimming we find an injury in the hoof. The wound is cleaned and protected with a special dressing. Next, we are going to the farm in Brody where the problem of hoof canker appears again. It is a very difficult disease to treat. However, we do not give up. We…

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16August2019

Poland | Srodborze, Kochanow | Teaching kids compassion towards animals

During our training, the young animal enthusiasts learn about animal welfare.

This year we continue to meet children during summer camps to teach them about animal welfare. Like in previous times, our training includes a theoretical part in the form of a presentation, and a practical part based on the everyday work of our farriers.

During the theoretical training, the young animal enthusiasts learn about the concept of five…

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16August2019

Konrad again responsible for toturous transports

It is the end of July when our teams are investigating together with our partner organisation Israel Against Live Shipments (IALS). We want to document live transports on their journey from Lithuania to Israel. On the 24th of July, we spot two transports with calves which are operated by the transport company Konrad. We inform the police and let…

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31July2019

Poland | Chancza | Inspection of a problematic farm

Our team tries to enter the problematic farm in Chancza.

We are asked by the veterinary inspection to visit a problematic farm in Chancza. The farm is described as a neglected place operated by an aggressive man who has problem with alcohol addiction. He has four aggressive dogs and an emaciated mare. Apparently, the owner is aggressive and not cooperative at all. The veterinary inspection had to ask…

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31July2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report July: Farm Animal Service

Zlotniki. We are installing a new doghouse.

This month, we are first visiting new farms that would like to join to our programme to improve the welfare of farm animals. The first farm in Tarczek is generally well-maintained, but we are concerned about the pony. It appears to be neglected. It has a dirty coat and very long and twisted hooves. We are talking with the owner about this issue. We…

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29July2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report July: Cattle & Horse Markets

Bodzentyn. We are writing down the ear tag number of a cow with overgrown claws.

The situation on the animal markets in Lagow and Bodzentyn remains quite stable. However, this time only a few horses are brought to the market. Recently, the main horse trader has not arrived and most of the animals returned to their original homes.

On the cattle market the situation is similar. Even though the number of cattle is much higher.…

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