19.04.2012 | Bulgaria | Kapitan Andreovo

At the Bulgarian border station Kapitan Andreovo Animals’ Angels inspects a live animal transport with adult bulls from Hungary on its way to Turkey. The bulls have been loaded on two floors, because of which the ceiling is too low. Some of them even scratch the ceiling with their backs. This means not only a high risk of injury, but also the freedom of movement is considerably restricted, since the animals cannot even move up their heads, and with each step their backs scrape against the rough ceiling. Due to the low ceiling height the air cannot circulate properly; the increased stench of ammonia leads to mucosal irritation and coughing. In spite of all this, the Bulgarian official veterinarian allows the transport to continue its journey, just as his colleague did in Hungary. Animals’ Angels is going to file complaints with the Hungarian and Bulgarian authorities.