A team of Eyes on Animals assisted and supervised the capture of 27,000 laying hens at Rondeel in Barneveld. The catching team of about 35 people (den Ouden and Van den Broek) had been trained by us before and had already worked with this method a few times before. Therefore, they were already well acquainted with the upright method. Because of this experience, it soon became clear that the animals were caught in a faster and yet peaceful way.
It’s wonderful to see that this more animal friendly method makes a huge difference for the hens. The catchers were motivated and knew what was expected of them.
We would like to thank them for their positive attitude and terrific dedication. In addition, we are grateful to Rondeel for wanting to be a pioneer in trying, further expanding and maintaining this catching method.