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
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 !
Minister Schouten is going to ban domestic cattle transport at 35 degrees Celsius or more. Although the red meat industry had already voluntarily agreed not to transport animals at 35 degrees Celsius or more, the poultry sector had not joined in. Last summer, hundreds of thousands of chickens were transported at temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius. In several … [Read more...] about Ban on livestock transport at 35℃ or more
Today we made an unannounced visit to the ESBRO slaughterhouse to take a closer look at how the heat protocol (from the poultry sector itself) is dealt with. The poultry sector is not affiliated with the "Protocol Livestock transport at extreme temperatures" and therefore the supply can continue throughout the day. At this slaughterhouse, slaughter continues for 18 … [Read more...] about Visit to the ESBRO poultry slaughterhouse in Wehl