Today a team from Eyes on Animals, Animal Welfare Foundation and Hungarian branch of Welfarm gave a training course to forty participants of the re-structured and newly established Transport Authority in Hungary. Our course covered the theory of the EU legislation on the protection of animals during transport, enforcement tips and sanctions, plus had a practical … [Read more...] about Training of the Transport Authority Inspectors, Budapest, Hungary
Today we returned to the European pig slaughterhouse that reached out for help so that we could continue testing out ways to reduce some of the stress the animals experience in their plant. We were pleased that they had been busy with construction and had made many improvements to the corridor and tunnel. The light from the windows that had been creating reflections … [Read more...] about Training and testing at large European pig slaughterhouse – Phase 2
On August 24th we had a brainstorm session with Dr. Temple Grandin and the CEO/COO of a large pig slaughterhouse in Europe. This was to look at how to continuously improve animal welfare at their plant. Today was our first day at the plant to observe their present status and make plans on improving their set-up where possible. We documented all potential stress areas in … [Read more...] about Training and testing at large European pig slaughterhouse
Did you know that Rondeel is one of the 2 egg companies that made the switch to the EonA upright method of catching hens ? It means that they humanely catch hens one or maximum 2 at a time, holding the birds upright and supporting them under their breasts, and placing them in the transport crates upright. This is much better than the conventional method that all other egg … [Read more...] about Bravo to Rondeel poultry and egg company !
Over Christmas WACPAW and Eyes on Animals held a follow-up training at JFamco slaughterhouse in Accra, Ghana. On this day we also donated a second captive bolt pistol so that cattle and goats could be stunned safely and quickly before being restrained and bled out. Normally animals are tethered or forced down on their side and have their throat slit while fully conscious. … [Read more...] about Follow-up training at JFamco slaughterhouse, Accra (Ghana)