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29. April 2022

Police Training: Seminar on the inspection of live transports

Our project manager Iris Baumgärtner holds a presentation together with official veterinarian Dr Claudia Eggert-Satzinger on the protection of animals during transport.

Following the invitation of Dr. Madeleine Martin from the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, our project manager Iris Baumgärtner holds a presentation on animal welfare problems during live transports. She is supported by Dr Claudia Eggert-Satzinger, an official veterinarian with many years of…

10. February 2022

Czech Republic | Rozvadov | Transport of calves to Spain

Looking for food, the hungry calves keep licking each other and the bars.

Not an individual case: Calves are fed insufficiently at control posts (supply stables) in France on a regular basis. Our investigations from the last years prove this.

The same is true today. Our team is accompanied by journalists and Caroline Roose, Member of the European Parliament. We observe a transport of calves on its way from the Czech…

31. January 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report January: Farm Animal Service

Jeziorko. Our FAS team is trimming the hooves of a recently bought mare.

In January, our Farm Animal Service team (FAS) starts with their work on a farm in Szerzawy. Here, a limping bull needs our help. During trimming, we find an abscess in one of his claws. We clean and disinfect the wound. However, it will take a few days before the wound is fully healed and the bull can walk without pain again. 

Next, our team is…

31. December 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report December: Farm Animal Service

Skorzeszyce. The trimming of the hooves goes fast and smoothly thanks to a helper.

In December, the weather is not very kind to our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team and the animals in the region. It is very cold and windy.  

First, our team drives to Niedospielin. The owner decided to decrease his herd. He is planning to sell three horses. We deworm one of his foals and trim the hooves of a mare. Next, we visit a farm in…

31. December 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report December: Last inspection of the cattle and bird market

Bodzentyn cattle market. Our team is talking with the traders.

During our inspection in December, we only count about 100 cattle offered for sale at the market. Most of them are young animals. Even though the price for cattle is very low at the moment, there are not many interested buyers. Many animals will return to their original farms after the market closes. On both markets, the cattle and the bird market,…

30. December 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report November: Animal Markets

Our team member Bogdan looks after the injured pigeon.

During all our inspection days in November, the number of animals at the cattle market remains low. There are never more than 150 animals present at the market. We do not see any neglected or injured animals. However, we spot an injured pigeon and take it home with us to look after it. Unfortunately, our help came too late. Sadly, the bird passed…

20. December 2021

Italy: Inspection of long distance transports of lambs and sheep

Unweaned lambs are being transported over long distances to a slaughterhouse in the middle of Italy.

Together with our partner organisation, Animal Equality Italy, our team is on the lookout for trucks transporting lambs. Together we want to inspect long distance transports of lambs for animal welfare violations. Especially, before the Christian holidays, Easter and Christmas, many lambs are exported to Italy for slaughter. Our teams are on…

30. November 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report November: Farm Animal Service

Kurzacze. The mare is very nervous, and we have to postpone the trimming of her hooves.

This month, the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts with a warning in Paprocice. The owners of the farm need to repair the dilapidated doghouse as soon as possible. The temperatures are decreasing, and their dog is not properly protected against cold weather.

The next farm we are visiting is located in Sieradowice. Here, we trim the…

30. November 2021

Cruel transports by sea from the EU - 38 hours waiting time before unloading

Once again, our teams, together with our partner organisation IALS, uncovers violations of the EU animal welfare transport regulation: At the beginning of November, the livestock carrier Shorthorn Express leaves Portugal with over 3,000 young bulls on board. We track the transport using GPS data. Six days later, the ship reached the port of…