India: Inspecting Goat Transports at Thallapalem Animal Market

Our team is in Narsipatnam to check the conditions at the local animal market. There is no infrastructure and no local authorities are present. Chickens lie with their legs tied together in the dust, cattle stand without water or weather protection in the blazing sun, a pig is killed on a straw mat and its meat is offered for sale.

The Supreme Court already decided in 2015 that all animal markets must comply with minimum animal welfare standards. In addition to the strict Indian Animal Welfare Act, this also includes the presence of authorities who stand up for the animals.

The team around Sridevi documents the conditions and will present their results to the responsible authorities and their superiors.