Promising news! We just heard from Sinan that the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture is going to print more copies of our Turkish Slaughter Modernization Brochure (about improving animal-welfare) and distribute them to every slaughterhouse in Turkey! And that the officials from the Turkish Ministry in charge of giving out subsidies for agricultural development, wants to join … [Read more...] about Turkish Ministry of Agriculture is going to print Turkish Slaughter Modernization Brochure
Recently we had another case showing that side access doors are vital in livestock vehicles. This time a truck driver had to assist 2 calves, at two different times in the voyage, that were being seriously trampled by the other animals on board. It was a relief knowing the driver could at least quickly intervene, as prescribed by the EC 1/2005. More and more livestock … [Read more...] about Another example of importance of access to animals during transport!
The good news is that last week we checked on transport containers from the company Mantrans used to transport turkeys. The side doors can all be opened, turkeys can be accessed during transport which is good. But there is still bad news- this is not the case for 90% of the transported broiler chickens and almost 100% of the laying hens in the Netherlands and abroad- … [Read more...] about Compliments to company Mantrans
Eyes on Animals just received the original paperwork of a consignment of sheep that a Dutch transport company tried to export from the UK to the mainland in July 2014. During this month, live exports of sheep from the UK to mainland Europe increased dramatically over a 4 week period due to the exporters supplying the ever increasing demand for live animals for the Muslim … [Read more...] about Shame on Dutch transport company IntoEurope BV (aka Diepeveen)
Today an EonA team returned unannounced to the Leeuwarden cattle market to make sure unfit cows were not again arriving as we saw in August. Thankfully, the team did not see any crippled or seriously sick cows. We also were able to see if the improvements we insisted on were put into practice. The good news is: 1. the posters on identifying a sick and healthy cow that … [Read more...] about Leeuwarden livestock market invests in improvements