In Thuringia, an East German state, lies Germany’s only battle hotel. The guests pay here to see how the knife swings in slaughter!
The day at the “Hotel zum Eichsfelder Fleischer” begins with death, punctually at eight o’clock. That’s no surprise! So it was announced, as the first program point, after all, the guests arrive here to be present when a pig is slaughtered!!
The first shock is on both sides. In the sow, because she meets ten strangers in a white tiled room. In the guests, because the animal reaches them with its 290 kilos to the hip and it runs so suddenly through the metal door, that must be avoided.
Then everything goes fast. Marco Fritsch packs with the electric tongs, the pig sank within just a second, just falls over, his groan is amazingly deep. The reflexes make the animal fidget briefly in the air, like a dog dreaming of running. Then Fritsch sets the throat cut to bleed the sow.
Participation in a live slaughter with Marco Fritsch costs about 100 Euro. Including overnight stay in a double room, breakfast plate, beer and gentian flower, and a bag full of sausage specialties: smoked Eichsfeld sausage, sausage ring, liver sausage, sausage jelly in the glass.
The Eichsfelder Butcher in Thuringia is Germany’s only battle hotel: with this idea, the Fritsch family won the Thuringian Prize “Founder’s Prize for Innovative Ideas”.
Many guests take hundreds of kilometers to get there, the slaughter weekends are fully booked until the end of 2020. “If you are planning a birthday with us, the next year will be nothing, even for 2025 are already family celebrations in the calendar,” says Fritsch to the question of how the business is running.
The cultivated handling with meat has become increasingly bad over the years, says Fritz. The Eichsfeld is one of the few regions where – contrary to the usual hygiene requirements – meat can still be sold warm from slaughter, with special permission from the EU and out of respect for tradition!!
My comment: There is no “cultured” handling of the meat, and animals are not “flesh” but living beings.
Battles are never “culture”.
There is only crime and criminals here.
Much worse: … a garbage heap of psychopaths!
“The human being, as a species, is no progress compared to another animal” (Friedrich Nietzsche)
My best regards, Venus