Millions of farm animals do not receive the protection they deserve according to European legislation. That is why Eyes on Animals was created. Our teams:
- trail live animal transports and post at important border-crossings – when we observe violations we call the police
- inspect livestock markets, farms and slaughterhouses to check on animal welfare
- expose cases of animal suffering to the authorities, law enforcers, the industry itself and, if necessary, the media – using factual reports, photo and video material
From our headquarters in the Netherlands, Eyes on Animals works throughout Europe and beyond, like the animal trade itself. Our international presence is very much needed, because government supervision is often understaffed or ineffective. And official inspectors cannot cross borders. Eyes on Animals can. We believe in the power of dialogue and changing the industry from within. As long as the livestock industry exists, small improvements in the daily practices can alleviate the suffering of millions of individual animals. We:
- offer training courses on ‘EU-legislation & Animal Welfare’ to highway police in different countries
- encourage international livestock companies to let us offer their drivers ‘Animal Welfare Workshops’
- lobby politically for better legislation, effective enforcement and dissuasive sanctioning systems.
- work together with other animal-welfare organizations and political parties.
- have established a Taskforce of international experts and veterinarian inspectors to share and exchange experiences.
- engage in constructive discussions with livestock drivers, farmers, and managers of livestock markets and slaughterhouses to promote “best practices” for better animal welfare