These shocking images show starving cows on a horror farm in Poland that were found living in their own faeces along with the decaying carcasses of other bovines that had drowned in the sea of poo.
The footage was reportedly filmed at a farm – described as a “concentration camp for animals” – in the village of Kwik, in Pisz County, in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland.
Veterinarians, firefighters, the police, animal rights workers and local prosecutors have been working hard to save the lives of the cows that are still alive, after they were discovered on Friday, 19th August, at about 3pm.
Inspectors from the Polish Society for the Protection of Animals had not had to deal with such a terrible situation for a very long time, according to local media.
The inspectors said that they had found that the cows had been literally drowning in their own faeces, with one saying that there were “lots of dead, sunken bodies that made it difficult to extract animals that were still alive”.
So far, about 50 of the animals out of a total of 90 recorded in the authorities’ records have survived.
Most of the remaining animals had, as of Sunday, 21st August, reportedly been taken to safety, while officials continued to work on site. But many others were still in a serious condition that made them unsuitable for transport.
They were reportedly finding more and more carcasses under the sea of poo.
Some of the cows were reportedly suffering from broken legs and were starving.
Pawel Gebert from the Polish Society for the Protection of Animals told local media: “Many of these cows are in very serious condition and are not suitable for transport. Some of them have broken legs, all of them are starving. Some of the animals have already been taken away and are undergoing treatment.
“Words seem redundant to me, just look at the pictures. These cows wade up to their ears in their own droppings and in the slime.”
Miroslaw Talaga, one of the vets working on-site, reportedly said: “I came upon a situation that I have never seen before.”
Ewa Gebert, of the animal rights organisation OTOZ Animals, said: “This really is a concentration camp for animals.”
The owner of the farm, unnamed in local media but reportedly 59 years old, has been detained along with their 36-year-old son, also unnamed. They are being investigated for animal abuse.
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