In early May 2018, Eyes on Animals paid an unannounced visit to Busser assembly center. We received a guided tour, but no animals were loaded nor unloaded at that time. Therefore, we were only able to give some recommendations. We asked if we could come back at a later time and were told this would be fine. Mid November 2019 this unannounced revisit took place, but … [Read more...] about EonA not welcome at assembly center Busser in Bennekom
Last Sunday, poultry farm Boerveenshof of Rolf and Danielle Kanninga had their chickens caught using the upright method, instead of by one leg, for the first time. This was done after recommendations by EoA in order to prevent a lot of stress and pain to the birds. Poultry service Smeding from Dronrijp did all the catching, after receiving extensive training … [Read more...] about First biodynamic poultry farm “Boerveenshof” to catch chickens upright!
Today EonA received 4 mobile partition boards and a number of knives from Compaxo pig slaughterhouse which will be used in Ghanaian slaughterhouses. There’s a lack of this kind of equipment in Ghana, because they are rarely available, or not at all. The mobile partition boards are essential in moving the pigs in a calm and effective way. The knives are needed to … [Read more...] about Pig Slaughterhouse Compaxo donates equipment for slaughterhouses in Ghana
During our visit to a piglet slaughterhouse in the Netherlands, we noted various animal welfare problems. The stunning was not performed properly and sick and crippled piglets were accepted and moved through the slaughter process. We had given the slaughterhouse manager several opportunities to work with us to improve welfare and find solutions to the problems however, … [Read more...] about Piglet slaughterhouse to be improved
The Irish Minister of Agriculture has announced that the export of calves to, among others, the Netherlands will be subject to stricter supervision this spring. More unannounced checks will be carried out, transport by sea will sometimes be accompanied by veterinarians and measures will be taken to prevent overloading, inadequate resting time and rough treatment at the … [Read more...] about Stricter rules on transport of Irish calves to the Netherlands