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 catching method. When Kassa asked Ekoplaza about their “non Demeter” eggs they responded that the other poultry farmers supplying Ekoplaza would be switching to this method too. Their egg supplier, De Grote Kamp, has switched completely to the upright catching method. This means that from now on, all the eggs sold at Ekoplaza will come from hens that, when they go to slaughter, are caught in a more animal friendly way. De Grote Kamp also delivers to Odin stores, meaning, Odin will sell mainly eggs from hens that have been caught using the upright method.
Would you like to be sure that your eggs are produced by hens that when they go to slaughter are caught upright (and not upside down by one leg with 3-5 at the same time)? Look for the “De Grote Kamp” or “Demeter” logo on the box. The hens from Kipster, Rondeel en Gijs are also caught in the animal friendly, upright way.
Eyes on Animals will be contacting Ekoplaza to ensure that their poultry farmers use the EonA upright method correctly and employ trained catching teams.