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18November2018

Belgium | Brussels | Hearing on the implementation of EURegulation 1/2005 in Parliament

On invitation of MEP Jorn Dohrmann we participate at a hearing on the implementation of the EU Regulation on the transportation of animals and use the chance to critically comment on the Regulation and its enforement.

Dohrmann´s draft report has been published recently and clearly indicates problems and solutions, particularly regarding long…

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18October2018

Poland| | Starachowice | Court case no.3

We are visiting the court in Starachowice again. This time we are here to hear the verdict in the case of a cow with an ingrown rope, the one that we documented during cattle market in August 2017. As usual, we reported it to the Police. This time Police had no doubt and after initial analysis, sent the case to the court. After two court sessions…

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18October2018

Poland | Starachowice | Court case

We are in the court in Starachowice waiting for a judgment regarding four cases of cows with horns ingrown into their heads. We documented these injured animals at Bodzentyn cattle market between August and November 2016. We sent a notification about the offence to the Police. After a few months of collecting evidence and hearing the witnesses, the…

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18October2018

Poland | Germany | France | Transport of unweaned calves

A team from AWF|TSB and our French partner organisation Welfarm follows a truck that is transporting calves from Poland to Spain. The calves are younger than eight weeks and are therefore considered as unweaned. Three of them are just 15 days old. According to the EU animal transport regulation 1/2005, unweaned calves must be given liquid which is…

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18October2018

Germany | Oldenburg | inspections of animal transports

Road inspections near Emstek follow the seminar of the day before. Within three hours six national transports are inspected, three loaded with pigs and four with unweaned calves, some of them just a few days old. In one truck a calf is released that got stuck between a dangerous divider and the side wall of the truck. Futhermore insufficient…

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18October2018

Poland | Wloszczowa | Court case

We are visiting the court in Wloszczowa and waiting for the verdict of another cases of cows with ingrown horns into their head. During summer 2017 at Bodzentyn cattle market our team observed three injured animals. After collecting evidence and hearing the witnesses, the Police sent these cases to the court in Wloszczowa. The judge decides to…

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18October2018

Germany | Bad Waldsee | Transport of unweaned calves from Germany to Spain

In the beginning of October, AWF|TSB team drives 1160 km for more than 22 hours, trailing a truck which is transporting young German calves from Bad Waldsee (south of Germany) to a calf assembly centre in Vic (northern Spain). The youngest calf is just 15 days old.As victims of the German dairy industry (the main European milk producer), thousands…

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31August2018

Poland | Bodzentyn| Monthly report August cattle & horse markets

This month, our Polish team has visited animal markets 5 times. The number of animals remains very low. We have noticed one cow with overgrown hooves and one pony with laminitis. The mare has big problems walking. She was supposed to be sold to a slaughterhouse owned by an Italian. However, one of our Polish colleagues decides to rescue her. She…

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18August2018

Poland | Voivodship swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August FAS

This month, our Polish farriers have visited 19 farms, some several times. They have trimmed hooves of 11 horses, claws of 2 cows and of a few goats. Our team has been called twice to lame horses. The reasons of lameness were an abscess in a stallion’s hoof and a small stone in a mare’s hoof. A new farmer has decided to sign the contract and joins…

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