Hunland Group has publically announced it will go beyond the ambiguous EU rules and completely stop transporting unweaned calves under the age of 3 months. The reason for their decision is that calves cannot be given the proper care and feeding they need while cooped up on a truck. Calves of this age are dependent on milk for nutrition, and cannot yet … [Read more...] about Hunland, Europes’ largest animal transport and trading company, stops transport of unweaned calves
The way most poultry is caught and loaded in the Netherlands is not only inhumane, it is also against the law. The European Council Regulation 1/2005 states that it is prohibited to lift or drag animals by their legs or cause them unnecessary pain or suffering. (Appendix I, Chapter III, 1.8.d) “It shall be prohibited to lift or drag the animals by head, ears, horns, … [Read more...] about The court rules: catching poultry upside down by their legs is against the law
Following the Kassa tv broadcast, supermarket chain Ekoplaza has announced that going forward all eggs in their stores will originate from hens that, will be caught in the more animal friendly “EonA upright method” when going for slaughter. At the end of 2020 Demeter had already informed us that all their poultry farmers will jointly change to the EonA upright … [Read more...] about Ekoplaza changes to the EonA upright catching method
The slaughterhouse in Istanbul where we taught its workers a few months ago how to use a stunner to at least render the animals unconscious before cutting their throats updated Asalet from Eyes on Animals again today via video call. They are still stunning the animals and are grateful for the stunner we leased out to them. Via open communication, education and training, we … [Read more...] about Positive News from Turkey
Egg farmers from Demeter have jointly decided to completely abandon the conventional method of catching and loading hens (grab them by their legs, 2-3 per hand and holding them inverted) and switch to the more humane upright EonA catching method. This is a big step forward in the welfare of tens of thousands of laying hens in the Netherlands ! It concerns the Demeter … [Read more...] about Demeter egg farmers in the Netherlands switch to the EonA upright method of catching hens !