Investigation into the Nowy Targ market, 18 Jul 2013
A team of ‘Viva! Poland’, on behalf of Animals’ Angels, inspects an illegal animal market in Nowy Targ.
Approximately 150 piglets, 5 cows, 2 horses and 1 calf are for sale. The market takes place inside a tiny fenced area within the town market. There is no kind of infrastructure like ramps or shelter. The piglets are sold in bags and dispatched in car trunks. Not all animals are being unloaded.
The fact that the illegal animal market is held since many years is known to both city council and veterinary service who always made the excuse that they can’t supervise the market if the market operator does not request their supervisison. And since the market is illegal, there is no market operator.
Still, the team will notify the authorities and the local police of the illegal animal trade taking place each Thursday.