Animal Markets: animal cruelty in compliance with the system

There are no animal markets without suffering and stress for the animals.

Animals’ Angels goes against abuses, and wants to reach an end in the long term markets. In an effort to improve the situation for the animals on the markets, we are in dialogue with traders and local authorities.


Image: Annimals Angels, Morocco

Here are some of the reports from the cruel situation in the animal markets,  all over the world.


1. Saleyards and animal markets in Australia



Australia is one of the world’s largest ‘producers’ and exporters of so-called ‘farmed animals’ and likes to boast its animal welfare laws. Although these are in force, the animals are not adequately protected on the transports and markets.

Dealing with them is rude and careless. Since 2004 Animals’ Angels devotes itself completely to these animals and demands changes.

On markets and sale yards in Australia the most lucrative deals are possible. In these auctions we always see the same problems:

Totally crowded pens.
Animals pushed to the ground, who are barely able to get up.
No water, no food.
No shade despite high temperatures.
Overheated animals.
Missing / insufficient care of injured / ill animals.
Forcible unloading and loading.
Overcrowded transport vehicles.
Animals with trapped body parts, with no possibility to break free.
Transport of non-transportable animals.
Insufficient weather protection: no roofs on the top truck level.

Compliance with animal welfare laws is expected by the parties involved.

2. Animal markets in Bulgaria

3. Animal markets in India – respect for cows?

4. Animal markets in Morocco

5. Animal markets in Poland

6. Animal markets in Romania

7. Animal markets in Spain

8. Animal markets in Tanzania…


Image: Animals Angels, Tansania

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My comment:  In Germany, the animal welfare deficiencies at these events are inherent in the system – animal suffering is under the cover of animal love.

It is mainly reported on the animal markets from abroad.
But also on many weekends animal markets take place in Germany and there countless animals suffer from fear and stress – to the pure entertainment of visitors and hobby breeders.

In Bavaria alone, more than 700 animal markets take place each year. At the same time these animal markets are moving in a kind of  lawless space where they are rarely or only insufficiently controlled.

It is traded on countless exchanges with all living beings, which the “market” has to offer: Birds, reptiles, amphibians, horses, small mammals, but also dogs and cats are sold like “junk ware”.

The suffering of the animals does not count for dealers, breeders and many visitors.


“Animals are the pitiful slaves and victims of the most brutal part of humanity”. (John Stuart Mill)


My best regards to all, Venus


One Response

  1. Well said. There is so much people of decency must confront and work hard to change. None of us can abide the cruelties and stand by. Be strong. We can help.

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