The heat protocol, that has been produced by the industry, fails to protect pigs from heat stress and is regularly being violated. During our inspections Eyes on Animals witnessed many pigs suffering from heat stress in the queues waiting outside the slaughterhouses. Many pigs arrived when the temperature already exceeded 35 degrees. This means the industry fails to … [Read more...] about Heat protocol fails to protect pigs from heat-stress
On March 28 2018 we reported on the first improvements this plant had made in a Good News Part I. We have now received new news from Flanders- they have made further changes that we had recommended to them. At the time of our visit, their restraint box did not have a place to store the captive bolt stunners (which are used to render animals unconscious before cutting … [Read more...] about Flanders cattle slaughterhouse makes improvements after our visit: Part 2
Poultry slaughterhouse Storteboom took our advice into consideration on how they could improve their poultry containers and has now made positive changes. In the front of the containers there used to be one horizontal metal bar and two diagonal ones. During catching and loading, birds would sometimes crash against these metal bars, causing pain, fear and also injury. … [Read more...] about Storteboom improves poultry containers to reduce injuries
Eyes on Animals successfully organized getting a pneumatic stunner in place at a slaughterhouse so cattle will no longer have their throats cut while still sensitive to pain. We asked Toennies and Hunland to finance the cost of it. Now all cattle passing through this plant will be stunned. It is a first for Turkey ! We are getting real changes into practice so suffering … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Major success in Turkey!
Our efforts from last October are paying off ! Last fall we trained over 150 Ghanaian slaughterhouse workers and agricultural students on what steps can be taken to reduce animal-suffering during slaughter. This training was done in the classroom but also directly in several slaughterhouses there. Please take a look at this short video to see what we achieved at two pig … [Read more...] about Improvements in Ghanaian pig slaughterhouses