After months of negotiating and extensive paperwork, Eyes on Animals inspector Asalet and a small team of Dutch inspectors have now received all necessary permits from the Turkish government allowing them to import stun guns and cartridges into Turkey! This is major step forward because owners of slaughterhouses who want to stun the animals pre-slaughter could not acquire … [Read more...] about Turkey can now import stun guns and cartridges!
Minister Schouten is going to ban domestic cattle transport at 35 degrees Celsius or more. Although the red meat industry had already voluntarily agreed not to transport animals at 35 degrees Celsius or more, the poultry sector had not joined in. Last summer, hundreds of thousands of chickens were transported at temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius. In several … [Read more...] about Ban on livestock transport at 35℃ or more
During the heatwave in week 30, two journalists from the popular Dutch TV show EénVandaag joined Eyes on Animals to inspect poultry trucks. Temperatures were above 35 degrees that day. Even though pigs, cattle, sheep and goats are not allowed to be transported when outside temperatures are 35 degrees or more, this does not apply to poultry. Unfortunately the poultry sector … [Read more...] about Popular Dutch TV show joins EonA to inspect poultry trucks during heatwave
We just made an updated version of our video “ Calming the Catch”, explaining how “spent” laying hens are caught to be transported to slaughter, and what steps we have successfully taken to initiate change. Now there are two large Dutch egg companies that have adapted the “ EonA Dutch” method of catching, and we are working on convincing more and … [Read more...] about EonA’s new video about improving welfare during chicken-catching
Irish dairy calves are subjected to horrific abuse during their journey to veal facilities in Europe. This is the conclusion of a joint investigation undertaken by Eyes on Animals and French organisation L214. The investigation took place between 14-17 March 2019 and involved trailing 23 Irish livestock trucks and inspecting the conditions the animals were exposed … [Read more...] about Irish Dairy calves subjected to horrific abuse during journeys to veal facilities in Europe