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!
On January 21st 2015 a Danish-platted livestock- truck with 420 pigs on board tipped over on the highway in northern Germany. The truck was one of these "newer" models: completely closed sides with automatic ventilation. There were no proper access doors on the side or large openings. When the truck tipped over, the automatic ventilation system naturally stopped and inside … [Read more...] about Danish-platted livestock- truck with 420 pigs on board tipped over
In order to obtain milk from a cow, a calf needs to be born. On dairy farms these calves are removed from their mother immediately after birth and put in a small wooden pen or in an igloo. Thus the milk we buy in supermarkets is produced by cows who have never been given an opportunity to take care of their calf. The calves are fed with powdered milk and drink out of a … [Read more...] about Still no calf-friendly milk in supermarkets