As from January 2012 onwards the European legislation forbids the use of crushing or any other animal-unfriendly method when killing animals. The PES-6 thus is a very ‘humane’ alternative being endorsed by various European reports.
The PES-6 system consists of a stainless steel frame and a fixed mounted control box. The main advantage of the PES-6 is the fact that the euthanised day-old chicks remain intact when leaving the machine. They thus can be used as food for other animals in zoos, pet shops and so on. Day-old chicks have a high nutritional value for other animals. They have a low fat content and they are rich in proteins and vitamins when being euthanised this way.