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28. December 2020

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

Our team is inspecting the Bodzentyn animal markets every month.

Due to Christmas, we expect more animals at the Bodzentyn cattle market in December. However, our team finds that the number of cattle remains at its usual amount - about 150 animals. During our market inspection we do not observe any injured or neglected animals. The atmosphere during the market days is very calm.

At the horse market in…

30. November 2020

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

Bodzentyn. Our team is inspecting the cattle market almost every Saturday.

Due to the very low temperatures this month, the cattle trade did end much earlier than usual. Some traders decided not to unload the animals from their lorries to protect them from the cold. During our inspection we see mostly calves, young cattle and just very few cows. This time we do not observe any animal welfare violations.

Next, our team is…

27. November 2020

Poland | Lomza | Verdict: Transport of unweaned calves

The transport exceeded 22 hours without stopping for a feeding break. A hungry calf is biting on the bars of the transporter.

Today, a court case regarding a transport of unweaned calves from Poland to Spain that was carried out back in 2018 has been resolved.

Our team stopped a transport of calves in Germany together with the help of the German police. The transport was just on its way from Poland to a control post in France. Back in 2018, the German authorities…

24. November 2020

Poland | Starachowice | Court Case: Animal Abuse

Our team tries to look after the mistreated animals. The owner refuses our help.

Today, we receive news about a court case regarding animal abuse on a farm in Starachowice. Our team, as well as the veterinary inspection, has been monitoring this farm since 2017. Back then, our team discovered a herd of 14 starving and neglected cattle, two severely mistreated horses and a dozen sick cats. Initially, we offered the family our…

02. November 2020

Poland | Radom | Verdict: dilapidated horse trailer

The trailer construction was fastened with a transport belt to prevent falling apart.

Today, we receive the verdict in a case that is related to an investigation that we carried out on the horse market in Skaryszew in 2018.

During the market inspection, our team discovered a dilapidated horse trailer with big holes in the sidewalls and the floor. The entire construction was only held together by a transport belt. It appeared that…

31. October 2020

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

Most animals at the Bodzentyn cattle market are not sold and return to their farms.

The situation on the animal markets remains quite stable. The average number of cattle in Bodzentyn is around 150. Currently, the prices for cattle are very low and most animals are not being sold and return to their farms. During our inspection we do not see any injured or sick animals.

At the horse market we do not see a single horse. There have…

30. October 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report October: Farm Animal Service

Sieradowice. The owner presents new stable doors and a freshly paved yard.

This month, the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts in Sieradowice. The farm owner finished paving the yard and installed a new stable door. As a reward for his good work, we trim the hooves of his two horses. Next, our team is driving to Mosty. Here too, the farm owner was supposed to build a new stable door. However, he did not…

30. September 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report September: Farm Animal Service

Czastkow. The second part of the new stable is almost finished.

For our first visit this month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is going to a farm in Michalow. We are asked to trim the hooves of two ponies that suffer from laminitis. The farrier that used to do it refused to come this time. In general, it is considered not profitable enough for farriers to only trim the hooves of one or two animals. This is…

29. September 2020

Poland | Bodzentyn, Lagow | Monthly Report September: Cattle and Horse Markets

Bodzentyn. Our team notices a cow with overgrown claws and reports this case to the competent authorities.

Our team is inspecting the animal markets in Bodzentyn and Lagow. At the horse market we do not see a single horse. It becomes ever more typical that there are no horses being sold at the Bodzentyn horse market anymore.

At the Lagow cattle market our team only documents three cows.  However, the traders keep haggling for over an hour. We hear the…