This video shows a wild quail calling in the Basque country in Spain.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
[Pro-animals organisation] Wakker Dier and the television program Keuringsdienst van Waarde of the KRO–NCRV [broadcasting organisations] say that an egg wholesaler in Barneveld has committed fraud when selling quail eggs to Dutch supermarkets. They draw that conclusion after weeks of research.
The company reported on the packaging that these were Dutch free-range eggs. But that is not true, say the activists and the TV makers. The eggs come from battery cages in France.
Wakker Dier and Keuringsdienst van Waarde started their research after a report from a whistleblower. It was strange that the supermarkets were full of Dutch free-range eggs during the festive season in December, while there are few companies that keep free-range quails.
The investigation showed that all quail eggs of the wholesale trader in Barneveld came from France. The wholesaler in Barneveld says that they were indeed French eggs, but that it was an emergency solution.
“The business of our supplier burnt down, killing all the quails, and because we were in the fipronil crisis, we could not find empty pens where we could put other quails. Then it was decided to get the eggs from France.”