The Belgian Ministry of Agriculture is financing research into the welfare of poultry during catching, wanting to evaluate conventional catching (3-6 birds per hand held upside down by their legs) with the EonA upright method (1 to 2 birds at a time, never suspended upside down by the legs but always held upright) and, in the case of broilers, also evaluate catching by the … [Read more...] about EonA at ILVO to give a talk on our upright chicken-catching, BE
animal welfare trainings
Today a team from Eyes on Animals, Animal Welfare Foundation and Hungarian branch of Welfarm gave a training course to forty participants of the re-structured and newly established Transport Authority in Hungary. Our course covered the theory of the EU legislation on the protection of animals during transport, enforcement tips and sanctions, plus had a practical … [Read more...] about Training of the Transport Authority Inspectors, Budapest, Hungary
Kipster (Dutch egg company) has sent us their annual report 2019. On page 16 our upright catching method of hens (max 2 at a time, held and loaded upright in a gentle manner) instead of the conventional method (holding the birds upside down by their legs, with 3 - 4hens in each hand) is mentioned. Kipster was, after Rondeel, the second egg company that agreed with Eyes on … [Read more...] about Kipster publishes annual report 2019 with mentioning of the Eyes on Animals upright catching method
After meeting with Rolf and Daniëlle Kanninga, of the biodynamic egg company Boerveenshof in Gasselternijveen, early last year, tonight was showtime. For the first time their spent hens were caught using the more animal friendly "upright method" instead of the traditional method: upside down, by one leg and 3-5 hens per hand. Before the hens were caught, we gave … [Read more...] about First Demeter company “Boerveenshof” catches laying hens using EonA upright method
Last Sunday, poultry farm Boerveenshof of Rolf and Danielle Kanninga had their chickens caught using the upright method, instead of by one leg, for the first time. This was done after recommendations by EoA in order to prevent a lot of stress and pain to the birds. Poultry service Smeding from Dronrijp did all the catching, after receiving extensive training … [Read more...] about First biodynamic poultry farm “Boerveenshof” to catch chickens upright!