The team from EonA noticed from the highway that chickens were being loaded at a chicken-farm in the surroundings of St. Oedenrode. Usually this happens at night. We took a small detour to pay this this farm a visit.
We weren’t allowed to look inside the farm to watch how the chicken-catchers caught and loaded the birds but we were granted permission to inspect the chickens in the crates already stacked on the trucks. The transport company was GPS. Both the chickens and the crates looked good, better than average. We did not see any chickens stuck on their backs unable to turn around nor any with their wings or head caught in the drawers.
Because we dropped by unannounced it wasn’t possible to have an extensive conversation with the busy owner. Through an e-mail we drew attention to the course for poultry catchers provided by the SVO. We believe this company had already sent some of their employees to a training at SVO back in December 2013 and encouraged them to keep this up.