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08. April 2020

Hungary, Slovenia, Israel | Lamb exports by sea to non-European countries

Hungarian lambs after their arrival in the Israeli port of Haifa (Copyright: IALS).

Together with our partner organisation, Israel Against Live Shipments (IALS), we are documenting the export of Hungarian lambs to Israel. Our team finds out that on March 31, 2020 the Hungarian lambs will first be transported by truck to the Slovenian port of Koper.

In this port, the animals, which are between four and five months, are…

30. March 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report March: Farm Animal Service

Lomno. A hematoma is causing the lameness of this horse.

This month, the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts on a farm in Lomno. A mare on this farm is limping. We are inspection her hooves and find a hematoma. We disinfect and protect the wound with a spray. We will come back to trim the hooves after the wound healed.

Our next visit is on a farm in Nowy Jawor. We want to check whether…

24. March 2020

Live exports from the EU to third countries by sea cause animal suffering and pollution of the seas

Dead cattle. Location: Beach on Mallorca. Cause: European live export by sea.

To be clear: The EU-Commission and the member states cannot ignore their duties. They are responsible for the ongoing live exports by sea. However, they are not taking any actions against these transports. Maybe because they think that no one is aware of these transports?

13. March 2020

Poland | Koroszczyn, Korczowa | Training for Veterinary Inspection: Border and District Vets

On Tuesday, 10th of March, our team arrives at the border crossing in Koroszczyn to provide a training for border vets on the Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 in the context of  live exports. The Polish border is of strategic importance, as it is an exit/entry point from and into the EU. The audience for the training is selected by the Chief…

07. March 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report March: Cattle Market

Bodzentyn cattle market. Our team reports a cow wiht overgrown claws to the veterinary inspection. She is also tied by the horns which can cause injury.

Our team is inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. We estimate that there are about 300 animals on the market today. Like during our last inspections, most of the animals that are sold on the market are calves. We speculate that the farmers try to get subsidies for animal ownership from the government which is starting in May.  

We only notice…

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.…

29. February 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report February: Farm Animal Service

Sarniec Zwola. Our team is trimming the claws of a limping cow.

This month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work on a farm in Siekierno. We are visiting this place for the first time. This small farm belongs to young farmer. He keeps two young horses and three cows. The animals are kept boxes and outside on paddocks. The owner agrees with the rules and guidelines of our ATET programme and signs…

18. February 2020

Poland | Wachock | Cats & Dogs

We are taking Muszka, a female dog, to the veterinary clinic where she will be sterilised.

Our team receives anonymous information about a lady from Wachock who is collecting and breeding small animals. Our team drives to Wachock to check on the condition of the animals. When we arrive, we are welcomed by a woman with a mild mental disability. She lives in a very small apartment together with her father. She keeps two dogs, a cat and…

31. January 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report January: Farm Animal Service

Bodzentyn. The teeth of this stallion have very sharp edges and need trimming.

This month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work on a farm in Celiny. Our plan is to trim the hooves of a young mare. However, when we arrive the mare is not willing to cooperate and does not leave her stable. We are trying to convince her, but we do not succeed. Therefore, we have to stop our work for now. In the meantime, the owner…