Eyes on Animals has been busy this week in Turkey and helping WACPAW in Ghana. Asalet in Turkey just officially made a lease transfer of one of our captive bolt pistols to a (Halal) slaughterhouse in North-Eastern Turkey. Not all customers of this slaughterhouse want meat from animals stunned but more and more are open to it after Asalet explained how the captive bolt pistol worked and how stunning animals first reduces their suffering. Now animals arriving injured at this plant will be rendered unconscious before unloaded (previously they were dragged out fully conscious) and cattle will be stunned first for customers who request it.
Our package with captive bolt pistols and 30,000 cartridges arrived in Akkra, Ghana this week and our colleagues from WACPAW are distributing the material to the 5 abattoirs we have been working with since 2018. The handling and stunning of the cattle was checked today by WACPAW to keep standards higher. All animals in Ghana and Turkey were previously tethered, hoisted, dragged and had their necks cut while fully sensitive to pain. EonA has been working hard for years now to change this with now 3 cattle slaughterhouses in Turkey and 5 pig and cattle slaughterhouses in Ghana rendering animals insensitive to pain first. It is a small step for animals, but a big step for humanity !