The Daily Mail in the UK publishes an article based on the scientific video Eyes on Animals made in 2012 comparing electric stunning with CO2 gas stunning of pigs before slaughter. The journalist also interviews Eyes on Animals and other experts on the topic about the aversiveness caused by both systems, and in particular by the CO2 irritating the mucous membranes and … [Read more...] about The Daily Mail in the UK publishes an article- comparing electric with CO2 gas stunning
Eyes on Animals did its best to raise the alarm about 250 Dutch, mostly pregnant, goats which were stuck on board two livestock trucks at the EU border between Bulgaria and Turkey. Due to unclear paper work issues and certain animals not fulfilling Turkish import requirements regarding maximum age, Van Dommelen transports were withheld by the Turkish authorities. Finally, … [Read more...] about Dutch goats stuck for 2.5 days at the EU/Turkey border
After alerting the Dutch and Turkish authorities, and likely some negotiation and communication between both countries, it seems that the paper work mistakes have been solved and tonight at 18:00 the van Dommelen trucks with pregnant Dutch goats on board are allowed to leave Kapikule border, Turkey to head another 10 hours to their final destination- a farm in Gölbesi, … [Read more...] about After 2.5 days stuck at Turkish border, Van Dommelen trucks with goats continue to Gölbesi, Turkey
A few days ago we received the news that Van Rooi Meat had Cuppers carosserie build larger inspection doors in their temperature-controlled livestock trucks. These inspection-doors are wider than the tiny ones that we unfortunately continue to see used by other transport companies (see photo below). The advantage of larger inspection doors is that officials and the drivers … [Read more...] about Van Rooi installs larger inspection doors on his trucks
The latest issue of our Industry Update Newsletter is out! Read all about the best-practice ideas we are trying to spread to industry. Update January 2015 … [Read more...] about Latest issue of our Industry Update Newsletter is out!