Today we brought an unannounced visit to poultry slaughterhouse Heijs in Leek. We hoped to share ideas on how to reduce suffering during the transport, handling and stunning of poultry. The director told us he wasn’t interested in talking to Eyes on Animals directly. He rather wanted us to talk to Nepluvi (stakeholder for poultry industry). Our experience is that talking … [Read more...] about Poultry slaughterhouse Heijs in Leek (NL) not interested in visit of Eyes on Animals
Earlier this year we brought an unannounced visit to cattle and pig slaughterhouse Gosschalk in Epe (NL). At that moment no one was present to talk about how suffering during the unloading, handling and stunning of cattle and pigs can be reduced. The day after our visit the director informed us by email that Gosschalk wasn’t interested in a visit from Eyes on Animals as … [Read more...] about Slaughterhouse Gosschalk (NL) not yet interested in visit from Eyes on Animals
A few months earlier Eyes on Animals brought an unannounced visit to poultry slaughterhouse Jan van Ee in Stroe (NL) . Jan van Ee slaughters broilers and uses the CO2 gas stunning system of Anglia Autoflow (AA). We had a quick talk with the director. We talked about the transport containers of AA that are quite big – which can cause welfare problems when they are loaded … [Read more...] about Poultry slaughterhouse Jan van Ee (NL) not interested in visit from Eyes on Animals
The conditions inside Ayguler slaughterhouse in Kazan are some of the worst that we have ever seen in Turkey. Not only is the equipment and design of the plant causing all sorts of cattle to slip, fall, panic and get injured, but the handling of the animals is brutal. They are repeatedly electric prodded, hoisted fully off the floor, left hanging for minutes by one leg, … [Read more...] about Ayguler slaughterhouse has a Gimdes Halal certificate despite horrible animal suffering!
Since 2010 we have been documenting the extreme suffering and death of farm animals being exported by truck from all over Europe to Turkey. This route is a long and complicated one regardless of what time of the year it takes place. But the summertime is the worst, because the temperatures at the EU/Turkey border reach 40 degrees and there is no infrastructure … [Read more...] about Europe plans to export more than 5000 cattle to Turkey during extreme heat again!