Westfort pig slaughterhouse has built a new facility and is in the midst of preparing to purchase a new pig stunning system for it. To avoid mistakes in the future, we saw this as a chance to influence the design before it is built. EonA together with Dr. Kees Scheepens (veterinarian and pig behaviourist) discussed with the Director ways of reducing noise, risk of injury and easing movement without creating stress for the pigs.
We would like to thank the Director for listening to our advice. The fact that our suggestions will be taken into consideration means we can at least reduce some animal suffering during slaughter.