During our latest inspection visit to the Turkish/Bulgarian border in June 2012 Eyes on Animals, together with the Animal Welfare Foundation, checked two sheep transports of Bulgarian transport company ‘Maria Livestock Express. This is what we encountered:
- No access to water due to wrong nipple drinkers
-Dead animals aboard
- Injured animals
- Sheep stuck between the floor and the sides of the vehicle
- Rough handling of animals by chauffeurs
- Use of cattle-trucks that are not allowed anymore in most EU countries
We have filed a complaint to Bulgarian authorities, the EU and the transport company in question.
This company gets a highly unsatisfactory grade from us!
For a video report of our inspection, click HERE.