After months of negotiating and extensive paperwork, Eyes on Animals inspector Asalet and a small team of Dutch inspectors have now received all necessary permits from the Turkish government allowing them to import stun guns and cartridges into Turkey! This is major step forward because owners of slaughterhouses who want to stun the animals pre-slaughter could not acquire … [Read more...] about Turkey can now import stun guns and cartridges!
At the end of May, Eyes on Animals made an unannounced visit to the Beernink slaughterhouse in Oldenzaal (NL). We spoke briefly with the owner about the work of Eyes on Animals and the state of animal welfare in their slaughterhouse. At Beernink cattle, sheep, goats and Billy goats are slaughtered. Some of the animals are slaughtered for the halal market, but stunning … [Read more...] about Beernink slaughterhouse in Oldenzaal (NL) shows no interest in animal welfare advice
Since 2017, Eyes on Animals has been working in Ghana to reduce the suffering of animals in slaughterhouses. Although Eyes on Animals has convinced several slaughterhouses to stun the animals before slaughter, most animals in Ghana still have their throats cut while still fully conscious. Blunt and short knives are often used causing the animals tremendous pain. … [Read more...] about Slaughterhouse ESA donates equipment to EonA project in Ghana
Minister Schouten is going to ban domestic cattle transport at 35 degrees Celsius or more. Although the red meat industry had already voluntarily agreed not to transport animals at 35 degrees Celsius or more, the poultry sector had not joined in. Last summer, hundreds of thousands of chickens were transported at temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius. In several … [Read more...] about Ban on livestock transport at 35℃ or more
At the end of May EonA visited Vit’s beef Twente slaughterhouse in Oldenzaal. Although we were welcomed and had an open conversation with the manager, he wanted time to consider whether he was happy to give us a tour of the slaughterhouse. We contacted the manager again in August. He said that he had spoken to his colleagues who decided they were … [Read more...] about Eyes on Animals is not welcome at the Vit’s beef slaughterhouse Twente, Oldenzaal