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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…

20. December 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report December: Farm Animal Service

Sadlowice. We are cutting the claws of two cows. They are too long.

Our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is called to the farm in Dabrowa where two stallions have problems with eating. We are checking their teeth. They are very sharp, and we must trim them. During trimming we discover that one of the stallions has a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed as well. After the treatment our team is visiting another farm.…

09. December 2019

Germany | Sigmaringen | Administrative court ignores expert opinons on long-distant transports of calves

Another setback regarding our long-standing research on the transport of calves:  In a verdict form 9th of December 2019, the district office of Ravensburg was asked to approve a transport of 149 calves from the German town Bad Waldsee to Spain. The district office has denied to approve long-distance transports of calves with reference to the "Live…

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. November 2019

Strasbourg | France | EU-Parliament hearing on the protection of unweaned animals during transport

We are presenting the main animal welfare problems occuring during long distance transports of unweaned animals to the MEPs.

We are invited by the Eurogroup For Animals, to participate in the hearing of the EU-Parliament on the implementation of the regulation on the transportation of unweaned animals. The hearing was held on Thursday, 28. November by the initiative Intergroup on the Welfare & Conservation of the Animals in Strasbourg.

Our team has been proving for…

22. November 2019

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report November: Farm Animal Service

Dabrowa Dolna. Our FAS team is trimming the claws of a limping cow.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work visiting a farm in Dabrowa Dolna. Here, we are treating two limping cows. After trimming the claws of the animals we talk with the owner about the possibility of joining to our programme. We are leave him information about the programme, as well as our rules and…

07. November 2019

Germany | Kassel | Event about Animal Exports to EU Third Countries

We are invited for a speech at an event held by two farmers associations in Germany.

The Kreisbauernverband Kassel e.V. and the Regionalbauernverband Kurhessen e. V. invited us for a speech to an event about animal exports to EU third countries to Kassel. Farmers are unsure which information they can trust and what to believe. The veterinary services are not approving any transports to third countries, the exporters claim there are…

04. November 2019

Poland | Wachock | Brand new dog houses for animals in need

Wachock. The owner of a carpentry workshop has built eight dog houses for dogs in need.

We receive a surprise by a German carpenter, Mr Olivier, from Darmstadt who has a carpentry workshop in Poland close to Wachock. He approves of the work of our NGO in Poland and decides to support us with a free delivery of eight doghouses. He built the dog houses from left over materials in his workshop. We are very happy about his generous…