Today two livestock trucks from the Hungarian company Agrosped, organized by Schalk Nutztiere (Austria) arrived on the Turkish side of the border. On board are young Austrian bulls. According to the transport papers, the animals have been on board for over 40 hours already, no resting station was planned or used. Despite this violation, the stamps from the Austrian veterinarian and Bulgarian border officials can be found on the papers. They are unloaded at a small stable on the Turkish side to have the ear tags checked, and some are weighed and have blood samples taken. The entire process takes 2 hours for each truck. The animals are then reloaded, returned to customs at the border and later come back to unload again here. We are told they will stay here overnight and be fed.
The three trucks from Keus en Mollink (organizer Klompjan) are still parked here. We observe the drivers feeding the cows in the morning.