Despite inspectors from Eyes on Animals, TSB|AWF, Animals Angels and Compassion in World Farming repeatedly showing the EU Commission and Member State (MS) authorities of the horrendous way animals were suffering and dying during transport in the summer (due to the heat and humidity), trade in live animals has continued on and on, largely unchanged. Until this year, … [Read more...] about Finally some Member States take action to reduce level of animal suffering during transport in hot summer months
For the first time, a parliamentary commission investigating animal-welfare and animal rights violations and solutions was established in Turkey. They convoked our friend Burak from “Animal Rights and Ethics Association” from Turkey to attend and give a talk. Burak showed several films Eyes on Animals and AWF made of Turkish slaughterhouses and gave a talk about the … [Read more...] about Parliamentary commission established in Turkey
Today Eyes on Animals made an unannounced visit to the Salland collection center in Wijthmen. After a short talk with the owner it was clear he was unfortunately not open to our visit. Salland collects calves for further fattening in the Netherlands and sheep and goats for slaughter. The owner said there were water bowls for the calves. However, bowls are not suitable … [Read more...] about Collection center Salland in Wijthmen showed no interest in EonA visit
In March and April Eyes on Animals paid Halal slaughterhouse IMPS in Breukelen a few unexpected visits. IMPS slaughters sheep and goats, both with and without stunning. In March we had an introductory meeting with the manager of IMPS and he let us know he would consider a visit by Eyes on Animals. Since he didn’t follow up on this we decided to visit the slaughterhouse … [Read more...] about IMPS Breukelen not interested in animal welfare advice nor visit from Eyes on Animals
At the annual Easter cattle market in Schagen last year, the double-muscled cattle and calves were cleaned using a high-pressure washer. With the outside temperatures around freezing adult cattle, as well as young calves, were subjected to this unacceptable method of cleaning. Their suffering was painfully obvious: shivering, signs of stress and futile attempts to get away … [Read more...] about The pressure is off at the Easter cattle market in Schagen!