Animal Transports in Germany: Collecting Important Information on Transport Routes

Animals' Angels is on the road in Germany. We see numerous animal transports loaded with 'slaughter' pigs, lambs and unweaned calves. Most of them are short distance transports, which do not have to be approved by an official veterinarian.

In order to protect the animals at least a little from sub-zero temperatures and the wind, many drivers close the side flaps of the trucks. This makes it difficult to see whether the transports are empty, or animals have been loaded. Later, an insider tells us that some drivers also close the flaps to avoid police checks. Widespread inspections would be impossible with this number of transports, anyway.

This week we were able to gain helpful information about important routes and assembly centers as well as about the transport of animals in Germany. Our next investigations are already being planned.