Wakker Dier

Chicken hatchery
Oct 11 '19 15:20

All companies in the Netherlands that hatch chickens for meat are guilty of animal abuse, according to a not-yet-published ruling from the Ministry of Agriculture that the Volkskrant has in its possession. After hatching, nearly 500 million chicks per year run the risk of being left without food and water for an unnecessarily long time. The hatcheries have five years to rectify this, according to the newspaper.

This decision follows a lengthy court procedure filed by animal welfare organization Wakker Dier in 2013. 

Sep 18 '19 11:30

Albert Heijn was awarded the Liar, Liar Award for 2019 by animal rights group Wakker Dier. According to the organization, the packaging of Albert Heijn's chicken states that the animals have "more space", but in reality 16 chickens live per square meter, without daylight.

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Aug 26 '19 10:50

So far this year 176 thousand chicken, pigs and cattle were killed in 13 barn fires, according to figures from animal rights group Wakker Dier. That is already far more than the 122 thousand animals that died in 31 fires last year, according to figures from the fire brigade and insurers. Animal rights organizations and coalition party D66 are demanding measures from Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, AD reports.

Cows in a stable
Apr 23 '19 10:20

The number of so-called mega-stables in the Netherlands increased from 456 in 2010 to 801 in 2017, an increase of 76 percent, animal rights organization Wakker Dier reports based on figures from Wageningen University and Research. A mega-stable is a stable that houses more than 7,500 slaughter pigs, 1,200 breeding pigs, 120,000 laying hens, 250 dairy cows, 2,500 veal calves or 1,500 goats, RTL Nieuws reports.

Aug 29 '18 13:40

Jumbo supermarkets will stop selling live lobsters, after years of protest by animal rights activists. A large Jumbo branch in Utrecht will get no tank for live lobsters, and branches in Amsterdam, Breda and Veghel will stop selling them, RTL Nieuws reports.

Albert Heijn's serrano ham wins Wakker Dier's liar, liar award for 2017
Aug 23 '17 12:10

Albert Heijn won animal rights organization Wakker Dier's "liar, liar award" for 2017 with an misleading article about the supermarket chain's serrano ham. An article about the ham in an April issue of Allerhande showed a picture of pigs in a meadow, while the Albert Heijn serrano ham pigs spend their entire lives in a small stable surrounded by their own poop, according to the organization, RTL Nieuws reports.

Broiler chicken
Mar 10 '16 10:27

Supermarket chains Albert Heijn and Jumbo promised that all their home brand chicken meat and fresh chicken meals will be factory-farm chicken free by the end of this year, animal welfare group Wakker Dier announced. They are the first supermarket chains to take this step.

Dec 29 '15 08:10

The three largest supermarkets in the Netherlands - Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Lidl - will no longer be selling battery farm chicken from early this year, Wakker Dier announced in a press release on Monday. According to the animal rights organization, this means that nearly half of all Dutch poultry consumption will be battery farm chicken free

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Nov 24 '15 16:00

KFC is the winner of WakkerDier's "Liar Liar" award - the annual prize the food watchdog awards for the most misleading product, statement or advertisements. The fast food chain is not happy with the award and denies all accusations.

KFC_Groningen
Nov 9 '15 09:36

Animal welfare organization Wakker Dier has announced the five nominees for their misleading advertising awards. The nominees are: KFC, Danone, Friberne, Gouda Holland, Melkunie and Duroc D'Olives.

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Aug 7 '15 12:19

Animal rights organization Wakker Dier found five cases of spoiled meat and four cases of E-coli in barbecue packs after testing 21 samples, the organization announced on Thursday.

May 5 '15 15:50

Grocery stores are selling more cheap meat of lower quality than a year ago, finds supermarket monitoring organization Wakker Dier. They called the trend surprising, since in January the parliament voted against selling extraordinarily cheap meat in stores.

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Dec 29 '14 13:59

Another six companies that produce food want to stop the use of cage eggs, Wakker Dier reported today. These companies are Unox, Cup-a-soup, the Wild Bean cafes at BP gas stations, Cntucinnikoekjes of Sapori, ice cream shops of IJscuypje and the liquid egg products of Kweker.

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Nov 10 '14 14:05

According to foundation Wakker Dier, people who it shrimp or fish species that are farmed in Southeast Asia, have a greater chance to be infected with bacteria resistant to many antibiotics.

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Nov 6 '14 11:56

Wakker Dier is starting a campaign today to remove battery farmed chicken from stores, targeting supermarkets and now Keurslager.

Broiler chicken
Oct 3 '14 10:50

Supermarket chain Jumbo has announced that factory farmed chickens will stop being sold in stores at the end of next year, Omroep Brabant reports.

Broiler chicken
Jun 24 '14 11:59

Supermarkets in The Netherlands are still, despite promises to change the situation, selling broiler chickens. Animal rights organization Wakker Dier reports that most supermarket stalls are still full of factory farm chicken meat.

Pigs
Mar 7 '14 08:15

Burger King, Stegeman, Domino's Pizza, Olvarit, HANOS and Mora are going to stop factory pig meat, they tell Wakker Dier.

Feb 27 '14 15:59

Chain supermarket, Jumbo, is very unhappy with the radio ads by "Wakker Dier," where they call on customers to 'no longer buy the horrible cut-prize chicken' from Jumbo.

Aug 22 '13 01:22

73% of the product range of chicken meat sold by supermarkets consists of broiler chicken meat. Wakker Dier, a foundation that advocates for the wellbeing of animals, draws this conclusion after studying over 724 chicken products from the 10 largest supermarket chains.

Jun 3 '13 07:50

Wakker Dier announced on Sunday that from August on, no plofkip will be used anymore in baby food of the drugstore chain Kruidvat.

Kruidvat writes in a letter to Wakker Dier that ‘the use of plofkip is not in accordance with the aim, to choose as much as possible for responsible ingredients’. A plofkip is a chicken which is brought in a short time to a desired weight, with all kind of negative effects for the chicken itself.

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