India: Visiting Thumapalla Cattle Market

The cattle market in Thumapalla – another market without infrastructure and without official supervision. Sridevi and her team actually had a meeting with the market committee, consisting of the responsible official veterinarian, the police and other authorities. But the appointment was cancelled at short notice, as elections are currently underway and none of the authorities has time for the topic of animal welfare. At the market, Sridevi documents countless buffalos and cows, which are offered for sale in the middle of Thumapalla. It is loud, hectic and chaotic.

We will keep in touch with the authorities and make sure that an appointment is made as soon as possible so that something can change for the better for the animals.