Dear EU and MS authorities, official highway inspectors and police, transporters and NGO colleagues,
During one of our practical training courses for road inspectors in Poland, a livestock truck was stopped. There were several violations to the EC 1/2005. It concerned a poultry truck from the Polish company Lech Drob (they own trucks and a slaughterhouse in northern Poland). The birds on board had been loaded on a farm in the Netherlands. Many of the birds that we could see in the outer rows were dead. The birds were seriously overcrowded (17 per crate instead of the 14 max) and the so-called ” water-system” was leaking.
Please find here a short vidoe of some footage taken of the birds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-cxGwY7S_o
And attached is our report.
The Polish authorities that participated in this training are inquiring further and applying sanctions where necessary to the Polish transporter and we have asked the Dutch authorities to look into the Dutch keeper of the birds (farmer) and catching crew in the Netherlands responsible for the horrible overcrowding.
We do not expect you to do anything, it is just for your information.
With best wishes, on behalf of Eyes on Animals and TSB|AWF
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