Eyes on Animals inspector checking that the piglets were indeed able to get up.
Eyes on Animals trailed a Polish livestock truck transporting Dutch piglets from The Netherlands towards Poland. On board, certain compartments were extremely crowded, while one was left half-empty. The piglets in this low-density compartment were trembling and acting lethargic. We entered the truck to check that they did not have serious injuries and could all get up. They did so but grudgingly and without making a squeel. It was indeed cold out but the inside temperature was acceptable, thus we are suspicious that they were trembling not because of the cold but because they were sick. This may explain why their compartment was left half-empty and these piglets were separated and loaded at the back of the truck. The German police warned the drivers about the loading density and Eyes on Animals will trace the veterinarian that approved this export to express our concern.