Shame on slaughterhouse Yalova, the slaughterhouse where last week we filmed them hoisting a downer bull fully up to the ceiling by his horns (!) as seen in our youtube video: https://youtube.be/37KO-tCyY8w We were there last week to examine what changes were needed to their restraint box, before returning today to install a pneumatic stunner above the restraint box … [Read more...] about Yalova slaughterhouse in Turkey is causing great suffering!
animal welfare inspection
Today, Eyes on Animals had a consultation with the sector (Central Organization for the Meat Sector (COV) and Livestock and Logistics) and the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals about animal transport at summer temperatures. Eyes on Animals and the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals want slaughterhouses to work with a tropical schedule. This … [Read more...] about Consultation with the sector about animal transport during the heat
Today we dropped by, unannounced, at a small slaughterhouse in Marieville. We wanted to check on the conditions for the animals being slaughtered. We presented ourselves and our organization and were allowed in. They were not slaughtering anymore today but there were roughly 30 animals waiting in the lairage; small pigs, a bull, and goats. The lairage was well lit, had … [Read more...] about Abattoir Noiseux, Marieville, Quebec, Canada
Today Eyes on Animals joined Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals to visit Sainte Hyacinthe market. In 2003 and 2004, Lesley from Eyes on Animals was working for Animals’ Angels in Canada and discovered very rough handling of the animals at this market, including downers being dragged, piglets being grabbed by their legs and thrown over gates and many piles of dead … [Read more...] about Sainte Hyacinthe livestock market, Quebec, Canada
This afternoon we wanted to check on the welfare of pigs being transported to Olymel slaughterhouse in Saint-Esprit. We had heard from a couple of truck drivers that when they have a technical failure, the trucks arriving with pigs are forced to just wait, for hours and hours regardless if the temperatures outside are freezing cold or very hot. Their lairage is not big … [Read more...] about Olymel pig slaughterhouse, Saint-Esprit, Quebec, Canada