On July 13th we made an unannounced visit to the goat milk farm “Van den Heuvel” in North Brabant. The farmer and his wife were very friendly and gave us an extensive tour around the farm. In contrast to other goat milk farms – the kids born on this farm – are not transported to other farms at a young age but, are reared or fattened on the farm itself. This way kids do not … [Read more...] about Visit to goat milk and kid fattening farm in North-Brabant
On May 29, 2017 Eyes on Animals inspectors conducted an unannounced visit of a goat fattening farm in North Brabant, the Netherlands. Eyes on Animals discovered many dead and sick male kids on the farm. The situation was alarming so we called the Dutch authorities (NVWA) immediately, who sent a team to the location within a couple of hours. Due to the alarming poor … [Read more...] about As result of Eyes on Animals inspection, all goat fattening farms checked by Dutch authorities
Today Eyes on Animals visited a goat farm in North Brabant. We parked our car and headed towards the farmers’ home to introduce ourselves to the farmer. Because the windows of the stable were open, we could see inside the stable while walking towards the main door. We immediately saw that the condition in the stable was alarming. A significant proportion of the kids … [Read more...] about Serious welfare problems at a goat farm in the Netherlands
On April 1st 2016 Eyes on Animals organized the workshop "From Good to Better: Small and big steps to improve a dairy farms' vitality". The purpose of the workshop was to connect people with each other and to inspire them with ideas to make changes on dairy farms to improve animal welfare. In total there were 37 participants from all over the country. They varied from … [Read more...] about EonA workshop for dairy-industry players
Terrific letter to the editor published today in the Leeuwarden Courant, a daily paper from Friesland. It was written by one of the Dutch dairy farmers that keep the calves in the herd with their mothers for 2-4 months, instead of separating them at birth and raising them for 2-3 weeks in single small pens and then transporting the males and 65% of the females off the farm … [Read more...] about Dairy farmer who keeps the calves in the herd says it is of course possible!