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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 | 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…

30. May 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report May: Cattle Market

Bodzentyn. Our team is inspecting the cattle market almost every Saturday.

This month only cattle market is operating in Bodzentyn. The bird market temporarily closed due to an outbreak of bird flu in the region. During our inspection of the cattle market our team mostly sees well-kept young cattle. We are glad that we do not have to report any animal welfare violations in May.

During an inspection of a truck, we are…

23. April 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report April: Animal Markets

Due to the subsidies for owning farm animals, it is mostly calves, and young heifers that are being sold at the Bodzentyn cattle market.

Our team inspects the cattle market in Bodzentyn. Since the beginning of the governmental subsidies for farm animal owners, mainly calves and young heifers are being sold at the market. The average number of 200 to 300 animals remains stable during the market days in April.

This month, our team decides to inspect the bird market that seems to be…

31. March 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report March: Cattle and Horse Markets

Bodzentyn cattle market. Mainly young animals are being sold recently.

This month our team receives the official information that the horse market in Bodzentyn and the cattle market in Lagow stopped operating. This is the reason why our team has not documented any animals during their market inspections since a couple of months.

There is only one market selling live animals left now that our team routinely inspects…