Today we joined ITD inspectors on the road to implement yesterday’s theory in practice. Two livestock trucks are randomly pulled off the road to be checked. One is a national pig transport and the other a national cattle transport. We are pleased to see that there was only one minor welfare concern in the pig transport (one divider was not solid to the ground), while the transport of bulls was performed correctly. On both trucks animals had enough space, we did not find any unfit for transport. The dividers on the cattle truck were solid to the ground and used to support the weight of the bulls and prevent them from flying around inside should the driver have to break or take a curve. These are very good examples of animal transport without violations.
Our training-brochures prove very useful for the ITD inspectors who use it to quickly verify the various aspects of the livestock transport journeys and truck design. We received lots of positive feedback from the ITD today and were happy to work with them.