An inspection team from Eyes on Animals and AWF|TSB was out on the road in the night of December 10th to conduct random inspections of animal transport trucks. We trailed a truck belonging to the Dutch transport company Drost that left a station in the Netherlands where cows can get milked and headed to the UK. The truck took the long boat crossing from Hoek van Holland to Harwich and then continued over London and further. The German cows appeared to be in lactation. Cows in lactation cannot legally be transported for longer than 12 hours. The European legislation requires that they then be unloaded to be milked so that their udders do not become painful and full. We documented the cattle remaining on the truck for longer than that. We have sent our report to the pertinent authorities.
Home » Our inspections » transport » Trailing Drost truck with German cattle via Holland to UK