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 from Eyes on … [Read more...] about First biodynamic poultry farm “Boerveenshof” to catch chickens upright!
A team of Eyes on Animals assisted and supervised the capture of 27,000 laying hens at Rondeel in Barneveld. The catching team of about 35 people (den Ouden and Van den Broek) had been trained by us before and had already worked with this method a few times before. Therefore, they were already well acquainted with the upright method. Because of this experience, it soon … [Read more...] about Again catching chickens at Rondeel EonA with upright method
Did you know that Rondeel is one of the 2 egg companies that made the switch to the EonA upright method of catching hens ? It means that they humanely catch hens one or maximum 2 at a time, holding the birds upright and supporting them under their breasts, and placing them in the transport crates upright. This is much better than the conventional method that all other egg … [Read more...] about Bravo to Rondeel poultry and egg company !
We just made an updated version of our video “ Calming the Catch”, explaining how “spent” laying hens are caught to be transported to slaughter, and what steps we have successfully taken to initiate change. Now there are two large Dutch egg companies that have adapted the “ EonA Dutch” method of catching, and we are working on convincing more and … [Read more...] about EonA’s new video about improving welfare during chicken-catching