Just like FEBEV we are condemning firmly the animal abuse that was recently shown on film at the Tielt abattoir. Abbattoir SA is fully prepared to have cameras installed in their slaughterhouses, for as long as the privacy legislation is not endangered. We do have cameras on our site already, registering the unloading of the animals. The images are carefully monitored by our people. If necessary, we can intervene and ask respect from the transporters. Cameras inside the slaughterhouses should result in complete transparency, while obviously protecting the slaughters’ privacy. You can read the full FEBEV press release here.
The Barattoir and Ketmet openers were a huge success. More than 300 kids showed up under the shelter of our covered market place to live some fantastic moments together. Many thanks to our Cultrureghem partners who worked themselves to the bone to turn our market hall into a huge playing ground/attraction park, a “free-entrance-one”, for sure! Never heard of “Playboxes”? No kidding! Then you surely must come and have a look, with or without your children.
A new year has started and also a new Boeremet season. This great afterwork party will start again on Thursday 17 February. Save the date and be sure not to miss this first edition of 2017. It's generally one of the most popular editions where all the party-people from Boeremet meet again. Doors opened at 5 p.m.
It is with great sadness that the members of the board of Abattoir SA and their staff have to announce the death of M. Carlos Blancke, their Honorary President. Born in Ixelles on 21 March 1928 and deceased at Dilbeek on 15 December 2016. We kindly ask his family to accept our most sincere condolences.
The Brussels Capital Region was among the fifteen finalists of the "Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation" this year, out of a total of 171 candidate cities. The award ceremony took place on 7 December, during the International Urban Innovation Conference in Guangzhou (China). The jury choose the city of Copenhagen above the Brussels' project as one of the 5 winning cities. Nevertheless, the aim of the award is to share information with other cities rather than being a winner. The visibility and international recognition for Brussels was huge !