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31. October 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report October: Animal Markets

Bodzentyn cattle market: Our team on their way to inspect the cattle market.

Our team is inspecting the animal markets in Bodzentyn. On both, the cattle, and the bird market, we observe mostly well-kept animals. There are not many animals at the market. Therefore, the trade ends early. The number of animals has been decreasing since years. The traders suspect that the cattle market in Bodzentyn will soon close its doors…

31. October 2021

Poland | Wachock | Anna Lorenzen: Committed to animal welfare since 20 years

31 October 2021 – Anna’s last day of work.

Anna has been committed to helping since 20 years. The first time she worked with us was over ten years ago at the largest regional Polish market for "slaughter" horses in Bodzentyn. Up to 1,000 horses per week, brutally handled, brutally loaded and transported. Today this market no longer exists, also thanks to Anna's consistent market…

30. September 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report September: Animal Markets

Bodzentyn: Our team is checking the tethering of the calf.

Also in September, the situation at the animal markets in Bodzentyn remains unchanged. The number of cattle being sold at the market has been low for months. Most of the animals are calves. Due to very low prices, many animals are not sold at the market and transported back home. During our market inspection, our team does not document any animal…

31. August 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report August: Cattle and Bird Market

Bodzentyn cattle market. Our team inspects the cattle market every Saturday.

The atmosphere during our inspections at the cattle market in Bodzentyn is very unpleasant this month. We observe farmers who are trying to sell the same animals (mainly claves) since weeks. The farmers are complaining about very low prices. Therefore, they prefer to take the animals back home instead of selling them for cheap. Our team is being…

30. July 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report July: Cattle and Bird Market

Bodzentyn. Our team inspects cattle market every Saturday.

Our team is inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. Lately, mainly young cattle are being brought to the market for sale. During all our inspection days, the number of animals remains low and does not exceed 150 animals. The animals that we see are all in good condition. There are no animal welfare violations to report.

Our team encounters a…

30. June 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report June: Farm Animal Service

Gosciecin. During trimming our FAS-farriers find an abscess in the hoof of the horse.

In June, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is in high demand. After the information spread that our team is back at work again after a COVID-19 related break, our phone is ringing non-stop.  

Our first visit this month is on a farm in Gosciecin. A limping horse urgently needs our help. Our farriers immediately spot an abscess in the hoof and…

30. June 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report June: Cattle and Bird Markets

Bodzentyn cattle market. Probably due to very high temperatures, there are fewer animals being sold at the market.

During our market inspections in June we see less cattle than usual. The average number of animals present at the market does not exceed 150. We suspect that this could be related to the high temperatures exceeding 30˚C and more. Our team encounters the same situation at the bird’s market which was recently re-opened in Bodzentyn. Also, here fewer…

31. May 2021

Poland | Wachock | Helping animals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kittens suffering from cat’s flu receive medical treatment at the veterinary clinic.

This month our team continues to help cats and dogs in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poland is struggling with huge numbers of homeless animals. Therefore, our team tries to enhance the welfare of the animals by providing free neutering procedures and by providing medical care to animals in need.

Our team is organising the sterilisation of a…

31. May 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report May: Farm Animal Service

Wola Zamkowa. Our FAS team is looking after the hooves of a 27-year-old stallion.

Finally, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team can continue with their work for the animals in May after the COVID-19 restrictions forced us to pause our work for two months.

Our first visit is on a farm in Sieradowice. The owner set up an electric fence and extended the paddock. Now his animals will have more space and enjoy their time on the…