Day: July 15, 2018

Inventory of horror: 45 million male chicks are murdered each year!!




They were born to die: millions of male chicks of laying hen breeds are killed shortly after hatching – for purely economic reasons.


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Even the last grand coalition had given the goal: It should be over with the cruel practice, even in the new coalition agreement, the goal is.
But the federal government had even to admit that in 2017 one million chicks were killed more (!) Than in the year before – a total of about 45 million, in Germany alone.

We demand: The new federal government must finally put an end to the killing of chicks! In addition, the pathogenic high-performance breeding must be stopped in the long term. Sign now our appeal to Federal Minister Julia Klöckner!

Far more than 40 million chicks are killed each year in Germany shortly after hatching. The reason: The male animals of the laying hen breeds are not “used”. This practice must come to an end!


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Foto: Animal Equality

Fortunately, the federal government has agreed in its coalition agreement t

o end the killing of day-old chicks “by the middle of the legislative period”. However, such an announcement already existed in the time of the last grand coalition. In the summer of 2015, the predecessor of Julia Klöckner, Christian Schmidt, said unequivocally: “My goal is to stop chick-shredding in 2017.” He repeatedly emphasized that he wanted to end chick-killing “as quickly as possible”. But the killing continues today.


Petition Text

Madam Minister, there must now be no excuses or inconsequential announcements: make sure that the promise of the coalition agreement is respected. By the end of 2019 at the latest, must be finally over with the killing – this time really!

A ban is overdue – and at the same time only a symptom is eliminated. Because the problems in the chicken husbandry are deeper. Laying hens has been designed for decades mainly for maximum laying performance.

How the animals are doing plays a subordinate role.
Only the separation into two breeding lines and the one-sided breeding on high laying performance (laying breeds) or fast meat approach (chickens for fattening) has meant that the rooster chicks of the laying breeds are killed for hatching reasons for purely economic reasons – because they put far too little meat and need far too much feed to be cost-effectively marketed.




But the hens suffer: high mortality rates, broken bones and sternum damage due to low bone strength, avidities, a high susceptibility to infectious diseases – all this is one of the fatal consequences of one-sided high-performance breeding.
It is therefore not enough, “only” to finish the chick killing. Because even the animals that are reared have a right to an animal-friendly attitude without avoidable diseases.

Madam Minister, if you are serious about animal welfare, you must commit to an end to one-sided high-performance breeding and the use of so-called dual-purpose chickens, which are suitable for both egg production and fattening.

These are less susceptible to health and the hen’s chicks could be used as livestock. I urge you to push for the overdue, fundamental change in the poultry industry and do not leave it at symbolic politics.

Fight the causes of the millions of animals suffering and not just the symptoms!

Best regards,

Your Name, Nationality (see below at the petition-link)


“Hunting opens up a space for crime…”






Despite persistent propaganda work of the hunting associations, the image of the hunters is sinking more and more: fewer and fewer walkers, dog owners, riders and mountain bikers are fooled when they are mobbed and threatened by hunters – and they protest against shooting in recreational areas as well as mass shooting for hunts.

Time and again we read that hunters mistakenly confuse lovers in the cornfield, hunting colleague or ponies in the pasture with wild boars – this can scare everyone out in the countryside – as well as shots on the promenade or bullets that hit in cars.

In addition, millions of animal lovers have no understanding when hunters shoot their domestic cats or threaten to shoot the dog.

The hunter and lawyer Dr. Florian Asche, admits in his book »Hunting, Eating Sex and Animals: The Pleasure of the Archaic« with the common reasons for hunting:

“We do not hunt to create the ecological balance. At least that’s not the triggering motive of our efforts. It is just a justification for our urges and desires that go much deeper than the requirements of wildlife avoidance and ecological balance. … We go hunting because it gives us pleasure and pleasure. “


The neurologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Paul Parin – also an enthusiastic hunter – wrote in his book “The Passion of the Hunter”: “Since my first hunting adventures I know: Hunting opens up a space for crime to the point of murder and for sexual pleasure, whenever and wherever hunted.”



“Regulation” of human population by hunters:

1. A 6-year-old girl was seriously injured in a garden in Großsaara in Thuringia on July 14, 1818, apparently from a hunter’s gun. This reports “BILD” on 14.7.2018. According to police had just before 19 clock received the emergency call.

“When the local officials arrived, they heard more shots around the gardens,” the press release of the state police headquarters in Thuringia said. “As part of the investigation immediately started with the help of the police helicopter on the edge of the garden a hunting party was found in the hunt, which ended the police immediately.”
The injured child was brought to Gera in a hospital wordem. It was hit on the arm and the pelvis but according to the police it was not in mortal danger.

2. A 66-year-old hunter wanted to shoot pigeons in the Westphalian town of Wandhofen and hit a 36-year-old driver on the neck, more shotgun bullets hit the car. This is reported by Ruhr Nachrichten on 12.7.2018. According to his report, the hunter noticed a parked vehicle in the area of impact about 350 meters away, but did not assume that the shotgun pellets could hit the car or a person.
The victim filed a complaint, the police investigated for dangerous bodily injury.

3. An 80-year-old hunter had fired on a fleeing hare during a hunt last autumn in the district of Braunau and hit a 25-year-old and seriously injured. The hunting colleague was hit by the shotgun pellets on the head, legs and eyes and suffered permanent damage to the retina. Now the state court Ried has sentenced the hunter to a fine. The “Kleine Zeitung” reported on 6.7.2018 that they had agreed on 1,100 euros compensation (when a shot-hunting colleague costs so cheaply…)




My best regards, Venus