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 !
Great news ! All of our efforts over the past 6 years at stimulating a real change within the dairy industry are starting to pay off. We really wanted the dairy industry to take more responsibility and show concern for the fate and welfare of the unwanted calves born on dairy farms ! Soon there will be a separate label on dairy products coming from Dutch farms that keep … [Read more...] about Successful conference for dairy farmers about new “calf by the cow” concept