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25. June 2022

Investigation in the Spanish Port of Cartagena: Loading of cattle on export vessels from Spain to Egypt

Our team is not allowed to enter the port and works from a distance.

The port of Cartagena in Spain is one of the most important export ports. From there, European animals are transported to countries outside the EU. In mid-June, our team observes the loading of bovine animals onto export ships. Our partner organisations Animals International and Verein Gegen Tierfabriken are with us.

The vessels JULIA AK (built…

31. May 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report May: Farm Animal Service

Szerzawy: We are cutting the overgrown claws of several cows.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is starting their work looking after several cows. We start our first visit on a farm in Szerzawy. There we trim the claws of three cows. Their claws are heavily overgrown. The claws of the rest of the herd seem to be in a good condition. Usually, the farmer ensures that his animals are getting their…

30. April 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report April: Farm Animal Service

Sieradowice: A mare is suffering from scabies. Our team is here to help.

April is a busy month for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team. We start our work on a farm in Bodzentyn where a horse had an accident. The horse cut his tongue with hay-bale string. Unfortunately, there is nothing our team can do to help. The horse needs medical assistance, and we advise the owner to call a veterinarian immediately.

Next, we are on…

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…

30. March 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report March: Farm Animal Service

Rzepin: Our team checks on the teeth of a foal that stopped eating.

In March, our FAS-team starts their work by visiting two farms in Rzepin. We want to check on a foal that stopped eating. We inspect the teeth but cannot find anything wrong with them.  However, we observe that the area around foal’s nose bone seems to be swollen. Moreover, his walk looks very stiff. We advise the owner to call a veterinarian. On…

05. March 2022

PMSG investigation in Argentina: Blood farm Syntex

Inappropriate handling of the blood mares. Leather whips are used.

During a six-day investigation in Argentina, we observe the Syntex blood farm. This blood farm keeps thousands of mares from which blood is taken during pregnancy for the production of the fertility hormone PMSG. We had already filmed the violent handling of the mares during blood collection in both 2015 and 2018. There have been no improvements to…

28. February 2022

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report February: Farm Animal Service

Grabkow: An abscess is the reason for this cow’s lameness. Our team is here to help.

This month we start our work on a farm in Machocice. Even though this farm is not part of our ATET-programme, our team is looking after a limping cow. The prevention of animal suffering is always our priority. The young animal is suffering from overgrown claws. Our farriers take care of the problem immediately. During the process the cow is very…

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…