Investigations by country:

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…

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…

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…

03. March 2016

Poland | Łódź – Kutno | Police Training- practical part

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On the next day after the theory, the team follows ITD cars north of Łódź and we start our practical training near a big pig slaughterhouse. Three trucks are directed to inspection area, one after another. We suspect overloading, but after careful measurements, calculation and analysis of documents the number of animals is found to be correct.…

02. March 2016

Poland | Łódź | Police Training-Theory

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This day is booked for theory training for Road Transport Inspection in Łódź region. The room is small, but manages to accommodate over 20 persons. The inspectors follow carefully all 6 presentations and share problems they encounter in their animal transport inspections. Our expert, dr Rabitsch, provides tips how to solve difficult situations. The…