Today Eyes on Animals made an unannounced visit to the Van de Wetering assembly center in Zwolle. We were warmly welcomed by the manager and immediately given a tour. Van de Wetering collects unweaned calves (14-35 days old) for fattening farms in the Netherlands. The barns where the calves are held looked well maintained. There was a thick layer of straw on the floor … [Read more...] about Visit to the Wetering assembly center in Zwolle
animal welfare inspection
In March and April Eyes on Animals paid Halal slaughterhouse IMPS in Breukelen a few unexpected visits. IMPS slaughters sheep and goats, both with and without stunning. In March we had an introductory meeting with the manager of IMPS and he let us know he would consider a visit by Eyes on Animals. Since he didn’t follow up on this we decided to visit the slaughterhouse … [Read more...] about IMPS Breukelen not interested in animal welfare advice nor visit from Eyes on Animals
Irish dairy calves are subjected to horrific abuse during their journey to veal facilities in Europe. This is the conclusion of a joint investigation undertaken by Eyes on Animals and French organisation L214. The investigation took place between 14-17 March 2019 and involved trailing 23 Irish livestock trucks and inspecting the conditions the animals were exposed … [Read more...] about Irish Dairy calves subjected to horrific abuse during journeys to veal facilities in Europe
On the 14-16th March 2019, four teams from EonA and L214 investigated the well-being of young Irish calves being transported over sea from Rosslare (IE) to Cherbourg (FR) on to their final destinations by road. We checked the welfare conditions at the control posts, during transport and upon arrival at the farm. Two trucks (Shortall and McCreery) were trailed to their … [Read more...] about Investigation into the welfare of young Irish calves exported to EU countries
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!