18October2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Transport of unweaned calves from Germany to Spain

In the beginning of October, AWF|TSB team drives 1160 km for more than 22 hours, trailing a truck which is transporting young German calves from Bad Waldsee (south of Germany) to a calf assembly centre in Vic (northern Spain). The youngest calf is just 15 days old.As victims of the German dairy industry (the main European milk producer), thousands…

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12July2018

Spain | Tarragona | Shiptransport - ongoing investigations

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[Translate to English:] “Britta K” steht bereit zum Laden von EU-Tieren für Libyen.

Thanks to our undercover team, we observe the loading of the animals on the “Britta K” vessel. This time, the loading is done in a professional way. However, most of the animals will suffer as a consequence of the long journey by the sea in bad conditions. For this reason, AWF|TSB will continue observing and denouncing these horrible export…

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12July2018

Spain | Tarragona | Ship transport - observations in the harbour

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[Translate to English:] Das Tiertransportschiff "Britta K" erreicht den Hafen von Taragona.

Today is time to inspect the situation in Tarragona. Our team waits the whole day for the arrival of the vessel “Britta K”, which is coming to load cattle from different countries from Europe. We know this Lebanese vessel quite well from previous investigations, and we know its reputation of not being really “friendly” in respect to animal welfare.

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12July2018

Spain | Cartagena | Ship transport - loading day 4

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[Translate to English:] Wir beobachten im Hafen das Tiertransportschiff "Fidelity".

Today “Fidelity”, a huge vessel loaded with thousands of animals, is departing from Cartagena. After a miserable life on the farms, these animals have been transported to Spain by road (a journey lasting days) from all over Europe in horrible conditions. But their journey is not over yet, they still have very long trip ahead, lasting days or even…

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12July2018

Spain | Cartagena | Loading of suffering animals onto vessels (day 3)

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[Translate to English:] Das Schiff "Fidelity" lädt EU-Tiere für Libyen.

Last night, the vessels “Captain Badr” and “Spiridon II” also left Cartagena, this time, carrying animals to Libya and Algeria. However, it does not mean the end of arrival of new empty vessels and new trucks loaded with animals: today a big vessel “Fidelity” will be loaded. Our undercover team observe hundreds of animals inside the trucks in very…

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12July2018

Spain | Cartagena | Loading of suffering animals onto vessels (day 2)

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[Translate to English:] Mehrere Tiertransporter parken in der prallen Sonne und warten auf die Entladung und Verladung der Tiere auf die "Spiridon II".

The vessels “Amira Lola” and “Freedom” already left to Lebanon and Libya, where horrible slaughter methods are waiting for the animals on board. Meanwhile, today more trucks loaded with animals from all over Europe are arriving by the road to load two other vessels: “Captain Badr” and “Spiridon II”. Our team observes the unprofessional loading of…

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12July2018

Spain | Cartagena | Loading of suffering animals onto vessels (day 1)

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[Translate to English:] Das Tiertransportschiff Amira Lola wird beladen.

We observe how two gigantic empty ships: “Amira Lola” and “Freedom” arrive to the port. At the same time first trucks loaded with thousands of animals are arriving by the road to load the vessels. The animals on board of trucks are already exhausted, showing heat stress symptoms. Sadly, our team documents animals in agony that probably will die…

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12July2018

Spain | Cartagena | Sea transport

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[Translate to English:] Wir beobachten die Ankunft von Tiertransportschiffen

In the beginning of June, AWF|TSB team travels 2000 km to Cartagena (Spain), where one of the main exit ports of live animals to non-European countries is located. The demand for fresh meat has exponentially increased in the last weeks due to the celebration of the end of the Ramadan, and consequently, thousands of animals will travel to the Middle…

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22June2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Export of unweaned calves by Rinderunion

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Our team has been observing the exports of unweaned calves from the Rinderunion at Bad Waldsee for more than a year now. The transporter S. Röck is required by the competent authorities to feed the calves mid-journey at the control post of Bardy Bresse in France, before the animals are carried on to the assembly centre  in Vic/ Spain. In autum 2017…

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