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Parliamentary Questions to the EC
MEP Maria Noichl, Intergroup' WG to end long distance live animal transports, submitted on the 12th October three Parliamentary Questions to the EC. Subject: Live animal transport issues at the Bulgarian-Turkish border Subject: Impact of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on animal welfare
France | Debate in the French parliament
EonA and TSB|AWF inspections of cattle transports from Europe to Turkey (including from France and by French companies) discussed in French parliament today, with the French Minister of Agriculture having to respond to questions about the suffering we documented. We gave our footage and report to CIWF France to release there. Link to the debate:...
Germany | Mainz | Meeting with Dr. Anton Hofreiter, Bündnis 90 / DIE GRÜNEN
During the presentation of his new book “Fleischfabrik Deutschland” we meet with the chairman of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Dr. Anton Hofreiter, and hand over our Report about animal transports to Turkey. We hope for their support in establishing strict implementing rules for transports to Turkey and a revision of the Regulation EU 1/2005.
Germany | Cologne | Lecture on Ritual Saughter and Ethics at ABI (Akademischer Bund Interkulturell)
The Academic Organisation for Culture, an Islamic Institution in Cologne (Germany), invited our inspector Asalet Sancakdaroglu to give a talk about animal-welfare and in particular Ritual slaughter. The presentation was 3-hours long and the audience was very attentive and interested. Asalet explained the essence of the Islamic requirements for...
Bulgaria | Inspections of transports to Turkey
Our AWF/ EonA teams stays at the Bulgarian side of the border between Kapitan Andreevo/ Bulgaria and Kapikule/ Turkey and observes the arrival times of animals at the border. A French journalist from ARTE is accompanying us. The trade is comparably slow, with approximately 10 animal trucks per day. We inspect a certain number of trucks, who...
Turkey | Border at Kapikule | EU animal exportsto Turkey
Our team has inspected today 15 road transport vehicles transporting live bovines from EU member states to Turkey. The majority of animals have been found to be in a good condition. However we have found one truck that carried 2 young newborn calves that have been born during the journey to two German heifers. That should have not happened....
Turkey | Border Kapikule | Animal transports
During the last week, two teams of TSB|AWF and Eyes on Animals have seen approximately 200 livestock trucks pass the Turkish border of Kapikule and inspected 118 thereof. The animals were coming from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Italy and Slovakia. Before the investigation, we had sent a warning to all exporting...
Europe plans to export more than 5'000 pregnant cattle to Turkey during extreme heat again!
Since 2010 we have been documenting the extreme suffering and death of farm animals being exported by truck from all over Europe to Turkey. This route is a long and complicated one regardless of what time of the year it takes place. But the summertime is the worst, because the temperatures at the EU/Turkey border reach 40 degrees and there is no...
Meeting with EU Commission about export of live animals to Turkey
TSB|AWF and our pratner organization Eyes on Animals, together with three Italian animal-rights lawyers working on the case for us, had our meeting last Friday with Mr. van Goethem and his team from the European Commissions Crisis management in food, animals and plants about the on-going suffering and death of animals being exported from the EU to...