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Only ritual slaughter or prohibit all slaughter?
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authorities (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Waren Autoriteit, NVWA) advises the government to prohibit the slaughter of animals that are not stu...
How do you know an animal is unconscious?
Animals which lack rhythmic breathing, eyelid reflexes and corneal reflexes are unconscious. Slaughterhouse workers can use these three indicators to check whether the animals have...
Noa and Fientje are serving science
For most people, the phrase ‘Wageningen animal research’ brings to mind pigs, cows, chickens and fish. But for the past four years cats and dogs have also been crossing the thresho...
Golden jackal spotted on the Veluwe
Cameras of Wageningen UR captured a golden jackal on the Veluwe. It is the first time that this animal was seen in our country.
Lots of rubbish in beached sperm whales
Some of the sperm whales that got beached on the Dutch North Sea coast earlier this year had quite a bit of garbage ‘on board’. As much as 25 kilos of rubbish was found in one whal...
Oostvaardersplassen: should animals be saved from starvation?
This winter another hundred large grazers will starve in the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands. Dutch society is troubled by this. So should something be done? ...
Birds need a good night’s sleep just as we do. Excessive artificial light disturbs that rest. But how problematic is that? Not very, concludes Maaike de Jong from her doctoral rese...
Imares biologist creates database for sperm whales tails
Identifying a sperm whale is done by looking at its tail. Evert Mul is going to create a database of those tails to make it possible track the whales.
Meadow birds: voluntary rescue not working
The new rules for agrarian nature conservation, introduced on 1 January, are good for meadow birds and biodiversity, say ecologists David Kleijn and Jos Hooijmeijer. Yet they do no...
Back to the farm
As a researcher at agricultural economics institute the LEI, Marien Borgstein helps people set up profitable combinations of nature and recreation. Now he is taking his first steps...