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
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 !
For the past 8 years Eyes on Animals has been educating slaughterhouse personnel and managers, professors and religious authorities throughout Turkey about the benefits of stunning animals before restraining them and cutting their throats. Restraining them and cutting their necks open while fully conscious causes serious fear and horrible pain, particularly the way it is … [Read more...] about More slaughterhouses in Turkey stunning animals first (video)
A prize has been handed out to the company that implemented a better practice and on which the audience voted as being the most impactful initiative to reduce suffering and stress during transport or slaughter. The company that won the 'better practice prize for transport', is van Ravenhorst. They invented a poultry truck with an air cooling system, which reduces heat … [Read more...] about 19.-20.05. Van Ravenhorst and Willems abattoir win prize at our Better Practice Conference
Eyes on Animals and WACPAW (West Africa Center for the Protection of Animals Welfare) successfully finished a project to put an end to the horrible suffering cattle were facing at Tamale abattoir in Ghana due to their slippery floor full of open drains and potholes. After a few unsuccessful attempts to cover the open drains, where cattle were breaking their legs and being … [Read more...] about New anti-slip floor and no more potholes or open drains at Tamale abattoir, Ghana