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27. April 2017

Germany | Chemnitz | Police training: road inspections

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During the road inspection at the highway A4 nine animal transporters are inspected, among them two private horse transports, cattle transported for slaughter and piglets on journeys exceeding 8 hours for further fattening.

Infringement procedures are started for two transporters. In one of them a divider was not fixed properly and a cow injured…

26. April 2017

Germany | Chemnitz | Police training in Chemnitz

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The traffic police in Chemnitz is very active in the field of livestock inspections and, with support of Dr. Alexander Rabitsch,  AWF could support them with a training on EU Regulation 1/2005. Beside police officers also veterinary inspectors participate and problematic fields of animal transport are discussed, for e.g. the long distance transport…

06. April 2017

Poland | Lublin area | Police (ITD) training – follow up

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The weather is not supporting our work today: we are inspecting animal transports with Road Transport Inspectors in wind, rain and hail. The first stopped truck is empty, documents and construction are OK. The second one, a national pig transport, raises our doubts about loading density, but after careful calculations we see that there are no…

05. April 2017

Poland | Lublin - Kraśnik | Police (ITD) training – follow up

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Another long day on the road with Road Transport Inspection and Veterinary Inspection. The first truck is empty, so we have a look inside a very well equipped long distance swanneck trailer - a great educating opportunity. Next, a short distance transport is a consignment of pigs whose status makes us worried: they are dirty, obviously stressed, we…

04. April 2017

Poland | Lublin - Kraśnik | Police (ITD) training – follow up

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Three animal transports inspected today with Road Transport Inspection. The first truck looked familiar, and indeed it was the same one that we inspected yesterday, with the same driver. We were pleased to see again proper conditions for the animals. The driver only received a warning for incomplete documentation under Art. 4 of Reg. 1/2005. The…

06. March 2017

Poland | Skaryszew | Police (ITD) training - inspections during 1st day of Skaryszew horse market

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After the luxury of 1.5 hours of sleep we are back on the road with ITD (Road Transport Inspection) officers to check on transports leaving the Skaryszew horse market. We witness cases of too big animals transported in too small lorries, trailers in bad technical condition and problematic international transport that leaves the market without…

05. March 2017

Poland | Skaryszew | Police (ITD) training - night inspections before Skaryszew horse market

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As part of our team spends the night inspecting the horse market itself, the other part of the team joins Road Transport Inspectors (ITD) to inspect night transports of horses to the market. Some vehicles have already arrived and are arranged in a long line-up for veterinary inspection. Some are still on the way. Through the night, ITD inspectors…

23. February 2017

Poland | Opole | Police (ITD) training – theory

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On rainy Thursday morning, we are arriving in the office of ITD (Road Transport Inspection) to give a theoretical training on Regulation (EC) 1/2005. Our audience consists of Road Transport Inspectors and Veterinary Inspectors from the whole region. We witness some lively discussions and sense some frustration in cases where law is not perfect…

22. February 2017

Poland | Katowice - Kozieglowy | Police (ITD) training – follow up

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TSB|AWF and Eyes on Animal representatives join Road Inspection Officers (ITD) again to inspect animal transports going along a busy road going north-east. Two cattle transports are stopped. We are pleased to see that one transport had everything right: both the animals and documents. We only had some concerns about too much space for two bulls in…