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30January2018

Turkey | Tekirdag | Inspection of slaughterhouse

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The team from Eyes on Animals and Animal Welfare Foundation were at Tekirdag slaughterhouse in Turkey today. This slaughterhouse made a very important improvement - it stopped live hoisting the cattle. It has replaced the horrible trip-floor box (watch this video to understand why this restraint box commonly used in Turkey is so bad) with a new…

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30January2018

Turkey | Corlu | Meeting with person responsible for Corlu slaughterhouse

Last year this slaughterhouse bought a pneumatic stunner from a German company and started to offer its' clients the option of having their cattle stunned before being cut for slaughter. This was a breakthrough, as we have never seen stunners in use at any of the slaughterhouses we have visited in Turkey and stunning is still a taboo subject among…

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08December2016

Mexico | Guadalajara | 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal welfare

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[Translate to English:] Konferenzeinführung

Together with Eyes on Animals we participated at the 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare in Mexico, to present a poster about the on-going project to improve slaughterhouses in Turkey. Via communication and direct work, Eyes on Animals and Animal Welfare Foundation bring the scientific knowledge and OIE standards and other guidelines to…

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20September2016

Germany | Cologne | Lecture on Ritual Saughter and Ethics at ABI (Akademischer Bund Interkulturell)

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The Academic Organisation for Culture, an Islamic Institution in Cologne (Germany), invited our inspector Asalet Sancakdaroglu to give a talk about animal-welfare and in particular Ritual slaughter. The presentation was 3-hours long and the audience was very attentive and interested. Asalet explained the essence of the Islamic requirements for…

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28June2016

Turkey | Ankara | Third visit of Başkent Slaughterhouse

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[Translate to English:] picture from October 2014 (still the same today)

Together with Eyes on Animals (NL) we visit Başkent slaughterhouse again. We share some updates and then make a little tour in the plant. The last time we had visited this plant they had made a number of improvements we had recommended during our first visit.  Please see here: http://www.halal-slaughter-watch.org/follow-up-inspection-of-baskent-sla…

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28June2016

Turkey | Ereğli/Konya | Cihangir Et Slaughterhouse

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Today our partner organization Eyes on Animals is in Ereğli. Cihangir Et has a small slaughterhouse which slaughters animals only 2 days in a week. They slaughter approximately  40 cattle and 300-600 sheep a day and they sell the meat in their own market in İstanbul.

 

We meet with the manager. It isn't slaughter day but all workers are there for…

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18May2016

Turkey | Slaughterplant Konya | Control of Slaughterplants

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[Translate to English:] Die Rinder laufen sicher auf den Anti-Rutsch-Böden

Promising news from Turkey- the EonA and TSB|AWF team in Turkey just visited a slaughterhouse in Konya that had taken animal behaviour into account when designing it two years ago. It was by far the "best" one seen so far during our three years inspecting and trying to improve slaughterhouses in Turkey. There were anti-mounting racks above the…

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18April2015

Turkey | Bursa | First visit of Edemen slaughterhouse

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Today the EonA/AWF team and Dr. Ellen Eser from BSI Schwarzenbek visit Edemen slaughterhouse in Bursa. The owner bought this slaughterhouse seven months ago. We spotted mainly the same problems as in most other Turkish slaughterhouses (no anti-mounting racks, bulls mounting each-other and falling down, slippery floors, open sides of raceway risking…

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16April2015

Turkey | Bolu | Follow-up inspection of Kurucay slaughterhouse

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Today the EonA/AWF team and Dr. Ellen Eser from BSI Schwarzenbek did a follow-up inspection of Kurucay slaughterhouse. The team had inspected this plant for the first time in October 2014 and had many concerns about the installations and design of the equipment used. We had sent them our report and training material, indicating what steps they…

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