Following a visit by Eyes on Animals in late 2017, Grossfurtner completely rebuilt its slaughterhouse to bring animal welfare to a higher level and significantly reduce the levels of stress among pigs. These improvements make a world of difference to the pigs. Switching from CO2 to electric stunningWhile more and more slaughterhouses switch to CO2 … [Read more...] about Grossfurtner pig slaughterhouse in Austria made major improvements
Despite the problems caused by the Corona crisis, we received the good news that Kipster's laying hens were still caught using the EonA catching method (birds kept upright) and not by the conventional method of hanging them by the legs, 4 birds per hand. Luckily there were enough catchers available with experience. Kipster even shared this news via their own Twitter … [Read more...] about Kipster continues to use the more humane EonA upright method of catching during corona
For some time now, Eyes on Animals has been working with poultry slaughterhouse Wilki: first to improve their crates, which initially had small doorways which sometimes broke, resulting in many injured birds. WILKI replaced them all with new and improved crates. Secondly, they agreed to work on implementing some of our ideas to reduce stress during … [Read more...] about WILKI sends overview of the adjustments for better animal welfare
Last Sunday, poultry farm Boerveenshof of Rolf and Danielle Kanninga had their chickens caught using the upright method, instead of by one leg, for the first time. This was done after recommendations by EoA in order to prevent a lot of stress and pain to the birds. Poultry service Smeding from Dronrijp did all the catching, after receiving extensive training … [Read more...] about First biodynamic poultry farm “Boerveenshof” to catch chickens upright!
Today EonA received 4 mobile partition boards and a number of knives from Compaxo pig slaughterhouse which will be used in Ghanaian slaughterhouses. There’s a lack of this kind of equipment in Ghana, because they are rarely available, or not at all. The mobile partition boards are essential in moving the pigs in a calm and effective way. The knives are needed to … [Read more...] about Pig Slaughterhouse Compaxo donates equipment for slaughterhouses in Ghana