LOW COUNTRIES - Belgium as a drain on the Dutch cattle industry

European Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 prohibits EU member states from transporting unhealthy, injured, excessively young and heavily pregnant animals, including across national borders. However, too often non-transportable cattle from the Netherlands still end up in Belgian slaughterhouses via the so-called 'Belgium route'. It is a persistent problem that often goes unpunished, according to research by Annick Hus (Knack) and Hester den Boer (De Groene Amsterdammer).

Team members

Annick Hus

Annick Hus (Belgium) as a freelancer for Verhalenmarkt and various media.

Hester den Boer

Hester den Boer is an independent investigative journalist and photographer. 

€13.000 toegekend op 13/12/2021 en op 20/02/2023.

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