17. March 2021

Poland | Wachock | Helping cats and dogs in need during the COVID-19 pandemic

At the clinic: The health of every animal is carefully examined before the neutering procedure.

In March, our team continues with their work to help cats and dogs in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many stray cats and dogs in Poland. In addition, many animal owners neither have enough money to neuter the animals or properly look after a growing number of animals. Therefore, managing the population growth of cats and dogs in…

16. March 2021

Livestock carrier Elbeik with 1,700 calves on bord stuck at sea since three months

The odyssey of the European calves stuck on the livestock carrier Elbeik continues. After the Elbeik left the Spanish port of Cartagena in December, it is now returning back to European waters.

In January our teams discovered the animal welfare scandal and have been working non-stop to find a solution for the animals ever since. We suspect that…

15. March 2021

ANIT Committee: Dossier presentation: "Evidence of serious and systematic infringements of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005"

Our expertise regarding systemic violations during live transports is in demand. This is why our team is presenting our dossier "Evidence of serious and systematic infringements of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005" to members of the ANIT Committee.

Our dossier summarises the systematic violations which our teams documented during inspections of EU…

08. March 2021

International media coverage about live export tragedies Karim Allah and Elbeik

Our team uncovered two scandals surrounding live transport by sea. Once again, the livestock carrier Karim Allah is involved - a vessel which we have been complaining about since 2017, as well as another livestock vessel with the name Elbeik. For several months several thousand animals were stuck on both vessels. After discovering this tragedy, we…

08. March 2021

"Dods" reports about horsemeat imports from cruel production overseas

The news agency "Dods" which is directed at Members of the EU Parliament is reporting on our investigations regarding horsemeat form cruel production overseas. We have been presenting our research beforehand to a group of MEPs in a webinar hosted by the "Intergroup for Animals". für EU-  

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08. March 2021

The Brussels Times reports on horsemeat imports from torturous production overseas

The Brussels Times reports on horsemeat imports from torturous production overseas for the EU and Switzerland. Due to our persistent investigations and publications the import of horsemeat to Switzerland decreased by 75 %. Now more EU countries must follow.  

Read the article here

28. February 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report February: Farm Animal Service

Bronkowice. The owner releases a calf which he tethered by the horns after our team reprimands him for this dangerous practice.

Finally, this month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team can return to work after being forced into a break by the worsening COVID-19 pandemic last winter.  

Our first visit is on a farm in Marcinkow. There we trim the hooves of five horses. All of them need special care because they have a history with founder (laminitis). Next, our FAS team drives…

28. February 2021

Poland | Wachock | Helping animals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our team makes sure that the two dogs, Reksio and Bioly, are vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian.

In February, our team continues with helping animals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This month our team finances the neutering of ten female dogs and ten cats (seven female, three male). Additionally, we are bringing one homeless dog to the clinic for a medical treatment. Moreover, our team is able to vaccinate seven dogs and treat two cats…

28. February 2021

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

Due to the low temperatures not as many animals are being sold at the Bodzentyn cattle market.

At the beginning of February, we observe less animals than usual during our inspection of the Bodzentyn cattle market. We suspect that the reason for the small number of animals at the market is due to the very low temperatures reaching minus 17˚C. However, during next inspections we observe that the number of animals is slightly increasing. We…