When we first visited Tamale abattoir in Ghana with WACPAW, we observed downer cattle being dragged into the slaughterhouse via ropes tied around their necks. It was horrible, as the animals were dragged this way up a long ramp and through the entire slaughterhouse building, covering about 50 metres in total. Last year we made trolleys so that these poor animals at … [Read more...] about Repair of trolleys for downer cattle, Tamale abattoir, Ghana
animal welfare improvements
Good news from our colleagues at The Vegan Village in Uganda. After working with us and WACPAW in the field in Ghana last year, they now know the power of direct action and the importance of working on the ground. They now go to visit livestock markets to relieve the suffering of animals. A few months ago they educated people selling poultry at the weekly "livestock" … [Read more...] about Fewer poultry transported upside- down at Kabirizi market, Uganda
Notice! EonA wants to thank small laying-hen farmers with animal-friendly housing for what they do; that they have chosen a farming approach that shows more respect for animals and nature, and is not excessively large and industrial and inflexible. As a token of appreciation, EonA would like to offer one of you this year to catch your laying- hens (up to 9000) with our … [Read more...] about EonA wants to thank small-scale animal-friendly laying hen farmers !
Sadly the quality of many roads and trucks in Ghana are such that many animals suffer greatly during transport. Potholes and lack of suspension are just some of the causes. Cattle selected to go to slaughter are sometimes already weak or injured and thus frequently arrive as total downers. Without captive bolt stunners or proper unloading equipment these animals are always … [Read more...] about EonA and WACPAW build a trolley to reduce pain of downer animals at Bolgatanga abattoir, Ghana
Eyes on Animals helped Demeter egg farmer Kees Sijbenga in Hooghalen (NL) supervise and assist in the upright catching of his "spent" laying hens. Most of the catchers did a very good job at keeping the birds upright and holding them gently; just a few were not following the instructions correctly, concluded both EonA and farmer Kees. This will be taken into account for … [Read more...] about EonA assists and supervises the upright catching of “spent” laying hens on a Demeter farm, NL