Last January Eyes on Animals was invited by a major egg company in England to give them advice on the catching and loading of laying hens. Together we visited a large laying hen farm and observed the catching and loading of the birds for transport. The hens were caught by two legs (RSPCA requirement) instead of just, as is often the case in the Netherlands, by one leg. … [Read more...] about Poultry sector in England interested in EonA upright catching method
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 more. … [Read more...] about EonA’s new video about improving welfare during chicken-catching
Today we gave an animal welfare training to three catching teams: Jekal, Van den Broek and Den Ouden. When the training was finished, the catching teams had collectively caught more than 21,000 chickens using the Swedish way. Because this catching method is now being used on a larger scale in the Netherlands compared to Sweden, we now call it the: EonA Dutch method. … [Read more...] about Animal welfare training at Jekal, Van den Broek and Den Ouden at Kipster