Today Eyes on Animals brainstormed with egg-producing company Rondeel on how to switch to upright catching (EonA Dutch method) and further reduce stress during catching and loading. Normally, chickens are grabbed by their legs (3-5 per hand) and then stuffed headfirst into transport crates. With the EonA Dutch method, the chickens are picked up a maximum of two at a time, … [Read more...] about Brainstorming with Rondeel about changing to a more humane catching-method
After more than a year of 'tough dialogue' with the poultry industry, EonA finally succeeded: Rondeel – an egg producing company – has decided that they are going to develop a new way of catching based on the EonA Dutch method we have been teaching (keeping birds upright instead of grabbing them by their legs and stuffing them into crates while upside down). Their decision … [Read more...] about Rondeel is moving towards a more humane catching method!
Today Eyes on Animals was present at the Organic Food Exhibition (BioBeurs) in Zwolle, the Netherlands. We were invited to give a talk about how poultry can be caught and loaded in a much less cruel way than the universal current commercial method. We talked about the training course that we developed for chicken-catchers and the recent trainings we held to … [Read more...] about Eyes on Animals gives a talk at the Organic Food exhibition in Zwolle, NL
Last Thursday (October 27th 2016) Eyes on Animals - with support of the Dierenbescherming - presented an animal welfare course to 24 bird catchers of Van den Broek. Van den Broek is one of the largest poultry companies in the Netherlands and we encounter them regularly during our inspections. Van den Broek responded positively to our request to attend a course and as many … [Read more...] about Animal Welfare Course for 24 catchers of Van den Broek
Good news! Yesterday we met with the General Manager of Rondeel, a company that runs four chicken-farms in The Netherlands and produces eggs and poultry-meat according to higher welfare standards. He agreed with our idea to use the much more gentle method of chicken-catching, called "The EonA Dutch Method" next time they will empty out one of their barns. Eyes on Animals … [Read more...] about Rondeel to switch to more ethical method of chicken-catching