Investigations by country:

15. November 2016

Poland | Olsztyn | Police (ITD) training – practical part

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Today we are joining WITD inspectors to perform are the practical part of our trainings on the road. The ITD team is splitting, each car going to a different location looking for animal transports. This way, even though in this area there are hardly any international transports, and few short distance ones, the inspectors stop three trucks. We…

14. November 2016

Poland | Olsztyn | Police (ITD) training – theory

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Olsztyn has a group of 30 ITD (Road Inspection) inspectors and two policemen ready to listen to our training on Reg. (EC) 1/2005. Owing to the geography of the region and very long driving times for some inspectors, we have to make our training shorter than usual, but we manage to cover the most important aspects of animal transport inspections,…

01. October 2016

Poland | Poznan | Conference “Practises towards animals in 21st century”

[Translate to English:] Unsere Repräsentantin stellt die Projekte des TSB/AWF in einer Rede kurz vor. (Aufgenommen von Bartosz Bajer)

The main aim of the conference organized by Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan University of Life Sciences and NGO “Otwarte Klatki” (member of Eurogroup) was to create opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion on the various manifestations and ways of treating farm and laboratory animals and pets. The subjects were very diversified:…

27. September 2016

Poland | Katowice | Police training – practical part

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Early morning, in the company of ITD, Police, Veterinary Inspection and Customs Officers we go to a service area by E40 highway. Soon an empty chicken truck is stopped, giving a great opportunity to carefully inspect the vehicle, as a result of which a few areas of concern are found. Next, the inspectors stop two pig transports. In one of the…

26. September 2016

Poland | Katowice | Police training – theory

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In Katowice, a 60-person-strong and diversified group has gathered for our theoretical training. Besides WITD inspectors, there are representatives of Police, Veterinary Inspection and Customs Officers. The audience listens carefully. During breaks we are getting requests for trainings for other authorities.

17. September 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh mit überwachsenen Hufen.

Today our team counts about 500-600 animals (a lot of bulls and calves). Most of animalsseem to be in good general condition. Most of traders still refuse to use halters. Team observes few emaciated cows with overgrown hooves, few non-milked cows and one with huge swollen udder. Due to the strict enforcement of the authorities all traders…

10. September 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh legt sich hin.

Today few Vet Inspectors and Road Police (ITD) inspect the market in Bodzentyn. They check carefully trucks transporting livestock. About half past 6 our teamobserves a cow (PL005166711708) lying down just after being unloaded. Market vet orders to water her and give her some rest. Even though the cow eats and drinks, she isn’t able to get up on…

28. June 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market in Bodzentyn

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Our team starts at 6 o’clock inspecting cattle market in Bodzentyn. There are about 600 animals a little less than weeks before and the atmosphere is calm. Most of the animals are in general good condition only a few cows with overgrown hooves and one with swollen udder are observed. Team notes the ear tag numbers and will request an inspection…

22. June 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | cattle market

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Our team finds at 7:30 a young cow lying at the market Bodzentyn. The traders move her to another place, she walks normal, but immediately lies down again. She appears to be weak and refuses to drink or to eat. We call the market vet, who immediately gives first – aid treatment to her. She remains lying and the vet gets prepared for euthanasia, the…