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27. July 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report July: Cattle and Horse Markets

There are no animals at the Lagow cattle market.

This month our team starts their work with inspecting the horse market in Bodzentyn. Lately, the market became a place where farm equipment can be bought instead of horses. We have visited this market several times in the past months, however, we did not see a single horse being sold at this market for a long time. The situation at the Lagow cattle…

27. June 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report June: Cattle and Horse Markets

Lagow cattle market: Due to a lack buyers, the animals are not even unloaded from the lorries.

This month our team returns to the cattle market in Lago to ensure that the welfare of the animals being sold at the market is respected. Both animal markets in Lagow and Bodzentyn re-opened recently after the imposed restrictions related to COVID-19 were released.

The number of cattle present at the markets is very low. During our inspection…

30. May 2020

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

The chickens are packed in groups of several into the bags. Some bags do not even have a ventilation hole.

Poland is gradually lifting some of the national restrictions related to COVID-19. Therefore, the town of Bodzentyn allows animal markets to re-open. Our team can now continue with their market inspections to ensure that the welfare of the animals at the market is respected. Obligations to keep social distance at least at two meters are still in…

29. February 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report February: Cattle & Horse Market

Bodzentyn cattle market. Lately, we have been observing mainly young cattle at the market.

Our team is investigating the cattle market in Bodzentyn. We estimate that there are about 200 animals at the market. They are mainly young animals. Whilst we are taking a photo of a young calf to document the situation on the market, one of the traders starts to verbally attack our team. A few seconds later, we are surrounded by yelling traders.…

31. January 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report January: Cattle & Horse Markets

Bodzentyn. Due to the subsidies, most of the animals at the market are calves.

This month, we do not observe any injured or neglected animals whilst inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. The veterinary inspection is controlling every market, sometimes also with the assistance of local police. The average number of cattle present at the market amounts to about 150 animals. The majority are calves. The government will…

30. December 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report December: Cattle & Horse Markets

Cattle market. Since there are not so many animals being sold, the market gets empty quite early.

This month, we assume that there will be much more animals at the cattle market because Christmas is upcoming. Nevertheless, we do not see more animals than usual. We do not observe any injured or neglected animals, either. The veterinary inspector is controlling the trucks. Later, we are informed they are going to inspect every market until…

30. November 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report November: Horse and Cattle Markets

It becomes more and more typical that there are no horses being sold at the Bodzentyn horse market anymore.

Once again, there is not a single horse at the Bodzentyn horse market. We only see stands with different kind of products, such as as food or farm equipment that is being sold. This situation has already been the case twice this month.

However, at the cattle market the number of the animals is slightly increasing. We calculate that there…

28. October 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow| Monthly Report October: Cattle & Horse Markets

We will try to convince the owner of this female dog to neuter her.

Our team is inspecting the horse market in Bodzentyn. This time, we only see ten horses. They are being selected for an Italian trader. The animals present look healthy and the loading is carried out professionally and  properly. On another day, the market is empty. There is not a single horse.

During our inspection at cattle market, we notice two…

28. September 2019

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report September: Cattle & Horse Markets

Walking with such overgrown claws is difficult and painful.

Whilst inspecting the cattle market we notice three cows with overgrown hooves. When we try to write down their ear tag numbers, we are blocked by the cows’ owner. He behaves nervously and loads his animals onto the truck. We are only able to take one picture and write down the registration number of one ear tag. We are going to report this case to…