We are committed to enhancing animal welfare in Poland

Farm Animal Service

Neglect and poverty on many farms
Many farmers lack the necessary money to pay for the medical treatment of their animals

We help farm animals in cooperation with veterinarians, farriers and other supporters
The Farm Animal Service (FAS) team controls the husbandry of farm animals in the region of Bodzentyn, Poland. The dates for our investigations are predominantly arranged at the horse- and cattle markets. Controls involve the monitoring of stables, care, access to open-air spaces (such as paddocks), as well as the feeding, health and handling of horses and cattle. The team consists of a farrier and two people taking care of wound- and parasite treatments. Some horses also receive dental, worm and wound treatments and we assist farmers with our expertise in animal health and husbandry questions. Moreover, brochures are provided to inform farmers about common husbandry and feeding mistakes which are often the main cause for many health issues that affect horses and cattle.    

Our aim is to improve the living conditions of farm animals
Therefore, we have launched a programme back in 2017 which aims to encourage and develop the self-interest of farm owners. What we offer: The farmers can choose from a list of 10 improvement suggestions which they should aim to implement within a given time frame. Their successful commitment is then "rewarded" by us with free services such as: hoof care, free houses for the dogs living on the farm, and other incentives targeted towards the welfare of their animals. Farmers who do not want to participate in the programme are not granted access to our services.  

We cooperate with public authorities
All investigations are documented with photo material and in written from. If we discover infringements of animal protection laws, we issue a warning to the responsible farmers, and in repetitive cases we report them to the authorities. The FAS team cooperates with public bodies for the protection of farm animals.  

The FAS team advises and supports farm owners. Confrontation and conflict are avoided where possible.

Recent investigations:

25. September 2019

Poland | Opoczno | Punishment for Animal Cruelty

Ingrown horns cause a lot of suffering for the animals.

We receive information from a prosecutor in Opoczno regarding another case of a cow with an ingrown horn into its head. We documented it at Bodzentyn cattle market in December 2018   and as usual we reported the case to the police.

During the hearing, the defendant – a previous owner of the cow – was pleaded guilty and settled for the agreed…

30. August 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report August: Farm Animal Service

Brody. A hoof canker appears again. We are applying special ointment on a hoof.

This time, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is helping lame foal in Niedospielin. During trimming we find an injury in the hoof. The wound is cleaned and protected with a special dressing. Next, we are going to the farm in Brody where the problem of hoof canker appears again. It is a very difficult disease to treat. However, we do not give up. We…