The calves are not directly taken away from their mother when they are born, which happens almost always, but they can stay with their mother for a longer period of time (usually a few months). Because of this, the calves are also not transported when they are very little (2-3 weeks), which is a great improvement for them. A world in which everyone eats plant-based, … [Read more...] about Milk from farmers who keep their calves with their mothers now available in Dutch stores !
Ireland continues to break EU feeding laws for unweaned calves during transport when they export them to mainland Europe via roll-on roll-off ferry. From the moment the calves are loaded on the trucks in Ireland to the moment they are finally given feed/milk after arrival in France at least 24 - 30 hours have gone by. Milk is the only type of “ feed” these young animals … [Read more...] about New film on the fate of Irish unweaned calves on “illegal” export routes that EU tolerates
The French-Canadian TV show “La Semaine Verte” reported on Eyes on Animals’ project with farmer Corne Ansems from De Ruurhoeve (http://www.ruurhoeve.nl/). Together, along with the Dierenbescherming and pioneer dairy farmers, we are developing a separate label for dairy coming from farms where the farmer keeps the calves with their mothers for at least 3 months in the herd. … [Read more...] about Eyes on Animals and Ruurehoeve dairy farm on Canadian TV
Following the report published by Eyes on Animals and the TV show Radar about this, the Party for the Animals has filed a motion to further reduce the death rate among male kids and to improve their welfare. Today a majority in the House of Representatives passed the motion. Eyes on Animals is extremely happy that the motion passed. We … [Read more...] about Motion passed to further reduce death rate among male goat kids from the goat dairy industry
Together with the Dutch organic goat farm “De Bonte Weide”, a team from Eyes on Animals tested out today how new-born kids could stay with their mothers after being born, instead of being separated and raised without their mothers. To begin we first observed how mother and kids behaved towards each other just after birth and shortly thereafter. This was important to figure … [Read more...] about EonA assists organic goat farm “De Bonte Weide” with experiment “kids stay with mom”