In March of this year we paid a visit to a slaughterhouse where among other animals goat-kids of approx. 7-12days old are slaughtered. Read a report about this visit here >> We find it distressing and unacceptable that some milk goat farmers send their “surplus” goat-kids to a slaughterhouse this young. Although the handling of the goat kids was calm (they … [Read more...] about Several animal welfare improvements at slaughterhouse for goat-kids
Demeter farm Het Willink enthousiastic about the upright catching method
Demeter farm Het Willink (biodynamic) caught all their hens using the upright method for the first time this year. The owner let us know he was pleasantly surprised. He said: "It was very quiet in the poultry shed. So, I went to check if the catchers had already started working. When i looked, half of the chickens were already in the crates. The difference in the noise … [Read more...] about Demeter farm Het Willink enthousiastic about the upright catching method
Considerable media attention for our heat stress inspections
Last week, we carried out inspections at several slaughterhouses during the days with high temperatures. On those days the 'heat protocol' is in effect and we wanted to see if this was in fact implemented correctly. We found various livestock trucks and slaughterhouses that were following the protocol, but unfortunately there were also instances where this was not the … [Read more...] about Considerable media attention for our heat stress inspections
This slaughterhouse renders cattle unconscious before slaughter
Good news, this slaughterhouse close to Belikisir in Turkey that received a training from us and a stunner in March, continues to render cattle unconscious before slaughter. We just received a video from them showing cattle now being stunned in their plant. Previously cattle were forced to fall down in a trip floor box, were pulled out and hoisted up by a chain around … [Read more...] about This slaughterhouse renders cattle unconscious before slaughter
Better practices in a slaughterhouse in Turkey !
Last month, thanks to Aziz from Orkinos and HAYTAP, we were invited to train the workers of a cattle slaughterhouse near Ordu on how to use a stunner and then we leased one out to them for free. Now, 4 weeks later during a follow-up visit they continue to stun the cattle. What a huge real difference this makes for the animals. Eyes on Animals is so grateful to Aziz and all … [Read more...] about Better practices in a slaughterhouse in Turkey !