Following the advice of EonA, Pali (livestock company and meat producer) has started providing play material for pigs at Van den Boogaart pig assembly centre in Veghel (NL).At assembly centres pigs from different farms are gathered together. This sometimes leads to hierarchy fights that can cause a lot of stress among the animals. To reduce these fights, and to give pigs … [Read more...] about Pali experiments with environmental enrichment at Van den Boogaart pig assembly centre (NL)
Henry Smith, MP of the Conservative Party in the UK (the party in power), is asking to phase out the current rough method of catching poultry (by their legs and holding them upside down, 4 to 5 per hand). He wants poultry to be caught gently and upright, loaded upright and given more headspace in the transport containers. … [Read more...] about UK MP tables amendment to new UK Animal Welfare Bill to also protect hens during catching!
Kees Scheepens, veterinarian and by now world renowned as the “pig whisperer” and free-range pig farmer is the initiator of “FAM” Day (Farm Animal Memorial Day), which will be held in the weekend of June 18/19, 2022. Through FAM Day Kees wants to heal the pain he felt and still feels when in 1997/1998, as a result of the outbreak of classic swine fever, 11 … [Read more...] about Give a helping hand for Farm Animal Memorial Day – a day to remember the pain animals and farmers experience during massive cullings
Together with World Animal Protection in Toronto, Canada, we hosted a successful Chicken Catching Webinar. 62 stakeholders from the Canadian poultry industry attended, from major slaughterhouses to major egg companies and even national supermarkets and Canadian government inspectors ! Eyes on Animals gave a talk about the new gentle method of chicken catching which we … [Read more...] about More than 60 Canadian chicken/egg-industry stakeholders attend the EonA and WAP webinar on the gentle upright method of catching
At Manor Farm de Vlinderstrik, laying hens were caught upright instead of upside down by their legs. Poultry farmer Albert Boersen shared this today on Twitter. He also wrote about bringing them to the slaughterhouse himself and asking them to “treat the chickens with the same care as he had done”. We are delighted that an increasing number of poultry … [Read more...] about Compliments to Manor Farm “de Vlinderstrik” for the upright catching of laying hens