(only available in Dutch)
Last summer we again saw many farm animals suffering from extreme heat stress while waiting on board stationary trucks outside of overful Dutch slaughterhouses. That is why, together with the national Dutch welfare organization „De Dierenbescherming“ we wrote this report containing 10 action points to tackle heat stress in a structured manner. This report was sent to the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, the House of Representatives and the livestock transport and slaughter sector.
This report is dedicated to the dairy farmers who had the courage to try out new ideas and stood up for the welfare of the animals they raise. You are the leaders in pushing industry to become a gentler one, and your passion for the animals on your farms is what we admire the most.
(material is available in English upon request)
Een onderzoek naar het welzijn van paarden gebruikt voor Nederlandse consumptie afkomstig uit de V.S., Canada, Mexico en Zuid-Amerika.
Eyes on Animals is greatly concerned about the welfare of suspect animals at slaughterhouses. These animals are considered fit enough for slaughter, but because of their symptoms of fatigue, fever or injury are kept in separate pens and in most many countries, such as France and The Netherlands, are only slaughtered at the end of the day.
This report looks into the importance of access during transport. It challenges the EU Commission and all EU Member State authorities, in particular the Dutch authorities for tolerating means of transport that do not provide access to animals. It is time that the rules regarding access were made clear and enforcement of them taken seriously.