On May 1st a team from Eyes on Animals and Animal Welfare Foundation was in Poland and observed a livestock truck from the German company “Hefter”, loaded with young Lithuanian calves. The truck was parked at the WIMA control post where the driver was supposed to unload, rest and feed the young animals properly. Instead he left the animals on board for over 9 hours and then just continued on the journey. The animals were never unloaded or fed. We alerted the NVWA in the Netherlands. They were terrific and sent out a team to stop this truck should it enter the Netherlands. In the end the truck went to Belgium. EonA and AWF sent a complaint and request for investigation into the matter to the Belgian authorities and the German authorities from the region where Hefter is registered. Today we received news from the German Ministry that they were in contact with the Belgian, Lithuanian and Polish authorities based on our complaint and after checking the navigation print-outs confirmed that the animals were not unloaded as legally required. They have thanked us for our tip and are taking action against Hefter.