Investigations into the Kozłów Biskupi market, Oct and Nov 2013
The temperature is 8°C. 80 cows, 50 horses, 100 piglets and approximately 400 poultry and 10 rabbits are for sale. The small animals, including poultry, are kept in small cages without water. The team witnesses and documents a piglet sale where the animals are lifted or dragged by their tails, put into bags and then sealed in and transported in a car trunk.
Apart from that, the team observes several cases of overgrown hooves, swollen joints, and scratches in cattle. Most animals are tied to trucks, tight-laced and overcrowded. The team will notify the martket operator of the observed law violations.
26.11.2013: A team of Viva! Poland on behalf of Animals’ Angels inspects a market in Kozlow Biskupi.
The temperature is 0ºC and approximately 60 cows and 30 horses, 1 sheep and a considerable number of poultry and piglets are offered for sale. Many animals, especially horses, are tight laced and exposed to unneccesary stress. All cows are very dirty, and a considerable number of them have overgrown hooves and bear symptoms of not having been miked for more than 12 hours. This suggests poor stabling conditions for cattle in the neighborhood.
Market users still resort to violence while loading and unloading animals, and again no veterinary supervision is observed. Steps will be taken to point out the problem to local authorities.