Eyes on Animals is putting the law finally into practice! Thanks to the Eyes on Animals and TSB|AWF training-courses that we developed and give to the highway police, bad animal-transport companies are being fined and animals are being helped! Recently, during one of our practical training courses in Poland, Eyes on Animals, TSB|AWF and the official Polish road inspectors … [Read more...] about Eyes on Animals is putting the law finally into practice!
It is our fifth day of work with the ITD (Official Road Inspectors) from Lublin area, accompanied by Veterinary Inspectors. This time we only catch one livestock truck passing by to stop and check, but it was a very important inspection because there were may violations. The curtains to protect the birds from adverse weather are inappropriate, not allowing proper … [Read more...] about Practical training of Official Polish Road Inspectors in Lublin, Poland
The weather is not supporting our work today: we are stopping and inspecting livestock lorries with the Polish Road Transport Inspectors in wind, rain and hail. The first stopped truck is empty, documents and construction are OK. The second one, a national pig truck, raises our doubts about loading density, but after careful calculations we see that there are no … [Read more...] about Practical Training of Official Road Inspectors (ITD) in Lublin – Day 4, Poland
Another long day on the road with the Road Transport Inspector (ITD) and Veterinary Inspectors. The first livestock truck we stop is empty, so we have a look inside a very well equipped swan-neck trailer - a great educating opportunity. Next, a short distance transporter is stopped. On board is a consignment of pigs whose condition makes us worried: they are dirty and … [Read more...] about Practical Training of Official Road Inspectors (ITD) Lublin – Day 3, Poland
Today we stopped a livestock truck with pregnant heifers from Estonia heading to Turkey – a journey of estimated 140 hours! The cattle were loaded on two decks and did not have enough headspace. The bedding was already really dirty and there was no extra bedding or extra feed on board of the truck, as required by law. Thanks to exemplary work of the ITD and Veterinary … [Read more...] about Pratical Training of Official Road Inspectors (ITD) in Lublin – Day 2, Poland