The AWF and EonA team check on 7 other livestock trucks inside the Bulgarian/Turkish border. We find two trucks loaded with sheep from a Bulgarian transport company we know all too well. In the past, this transport company has had many animal-welfare problems. This time, we are positively surprised to see that the sheep are not overcrowded and they have enough headspace. The sheep are ruminating and make a fit impression.
In another truck we find fattening calves from Austria. These animals had been unloaded for 24 hours at the Bulgarian control post, Royal Haskovo for proper feeding and rest, as the law requires.
Four of these livestock trucks had arrived however after 17:00 but were still let through by the Bulgarian officials, meaning they had to wait all night for the Turkish authorities to return to work in the morning. These livestock trucks should have been sent to the nearby Bulgarian control post so the animals could be unloadedinstead of waiting 14 extra hours inside the truck at night.