Today, a team from EonA and TSB | AWF has again carried out an inspection at the border. We visited the feeder bulls at both of the locations where they have been for 3 weeks. The staff of the stables do their best, but during our visit we saw 2 dead bulls. Our organizations are working hard to get the bulls out of here. We will keep you informed. We also inspected 6 … [Read more...] about Day 2 of Inspection of EU cattle trucks at the Turkish border
The conditions inside Ayguler slaughterhouse in Kazan are some of the worst that we have ever seen in Turkey. Not only is the equipment and design of the plant causing all sorts of cattle to slip, fall, panic and get injured, but the handling of the animals is brutal. They are repeatedly electric prodded, hoisted fully off the floor, left hanging for minutes by one leg, … [Read more...] about Ayguler slaughterhouse has a Gimdes Halal certificate despite horrible animal suffering!
Shocking news. Today our team that had been busy inspecting slaughterhouses in Turkey, drove quickly up to the Turkish/EU border for 1.5 days to get an impression of the latest situation at this border for live animals. The team was accompanied by French journalists. Now that the EU and its Member States have felt the pressure to finally enforce maximum live-animal … [Read more...] about Inspection of EU cattle trucks heading into Turkey
Today we held a promising first meeting with the Migros Quality Assurance Research and Development Manager and Meat Marketing Manager as well as colleagues from Quality Department at the main office of Migros Turkey in Istanbul. They agree conditions for animals during slaughter need to improve and will develop a check- list and criteria for their suppliers to fulfill. … [Read more...] about Meeting with MIGROS Turkey about slaughter conditions
Today we visited Baskent slaughterhouse near Ankara. We had been to this slaughterhouse several times before, to propose improvements. They had added solid side panels to part of their raceway to ease animal handling. Today we returned to inquire about the possibility of them testing out the next upright restraint box of Helmaks. Baskent continues to use the horrible … [Read more...] about Baskent slaughterhouse Sincan, Turkey