25. – 26.05.2012 | Spanien | Corao

Animals’ Angels and the Spanish animal welfare organisation Anda inspect once more the traditional cow and horse market, taking place every year in Corao.  It is the largest traditional market in Spain, counting approximately 4.000 animals.  After several inspections, complaints and talks with the responsible local governments some improvements have been made.  One positive aspect this year is that the number official veterinarians has been increased and that the veterinarians have sufficient time to monitor the loading and the conditions of transport.  Nevertheless, despite obvious efforts to improve animal welfare, violence is still used on many occasions when loading the animals and many animals are not properly looked after during their stay on the market.  On the whole the market remains an additional source of stress, which could be avoided.