The team on the Bulgarian side watch the border from late morning. We see only one truck crossing during the day, others choose the night, with lower temperatures but longer waiting times to cross. Five of six trucks loaded with cattle look overcrowded, which means even greater suffering for the animals. Moreover, water troughs are dirty and full of bedding in most cases, even though all drivers claim to have stopped for a 24-hour rest at the control post in Svilengrad, very close to the border. We spot one bull with ocular and nasal discharge.