Despite numerous meat scandals, the meat industry has more than doubled in recent years in Germany.
Germany is one of the largest meat exporters in the world.
Although there are over 26 million pigs in Germany, pigs are even imported and slaughtered at German slaughterhouses. And: because of overproduction, meat is also produced for the dumpster.
Did you know that the small piglets from different countries are being carted to Germany? Or that Germany exports meat to China and imports cheap meat from other countries? Everything has to be cheap!
More than 16 million pigs are imported from abroad each year to Germany. In Germany, it is already stinking “to the skies”, because Germany was transformed within a very short time to a country where animal suffering is the order of the day.
Northern Germany: piglets die in a truck accident
For example: In Germany, 2000 pigs died in a fire in April – burned alive! There was a fire in a mega-farm with 60,000 pigs! (we have reported about it: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/04/28/2000-piglets-burned-alive/)
74,000 pigs are approved in this plant! Imagine that! 74,000 animals on a pig farm, and in addition, it came out that cruel conditions prevailed in this farm after the undercover documentaries by animal rights activists.
The conditions in factory farming are so cruel that many pigs do not even make it to the slaughterhouse.
In 2018, commercial slaughterhouses produced 8.0 million tonnes of meat.
56.6 million pigs, 3.4 million cattle and about 600 million broiler chickens, so many animals were slaughtered for consumption.
But millions of animals do not make it to the slaughter and already pass painful.
Instead of better animal husbandry, there are now seminars for fattening owners, how they can prevent animal torments are revealed.
The consumer should get a “good conscience” when he reaches for the “cheap meat” in the supermarkets and discounters, which was also produced cheaply. As already mentioned, “it stinks to the sky”, including rotten meat.
Problematic livestock farming, resource consumption and excessive antibiotic treatments – there are many reasons why you should refrain from meat. Despite the meat scandals, the average German still consumes 60 kilograms of meat per year.
But not everything that the German meat consumer uses to meat comes from Germany. While Germany is one of the world’s largest meat producers, meat is also imported from other countries, such as the USA, Latin America or Asia.
China is now ordering more pork from the EU!
In 2018, China imported 1.2 million tonnes of fresh / frozen pork from Europe. In addition, 947,000 tonnes of pig innards were introduced, the latest figures from February 2019. A report from the meat industry in May 2017 confirmed that demand for pork in Germany and the EU is shrinking. Then we ask ourselves: why slaughter more pigs? The meat industry also has an answer to that: exports to third countries increased by 35 percent in pork. That’s why!
The demand for poultry meat, in contrast to other meats, increased by 3.7% in 2018.
1.8 million tons of poultry meat (slaughter weight) consumed in Germany in 2018. In Germany, 30 million chickens die each year before slaughter due to catastrophic housing conditions.
Phil Hogan (right), EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development believes that the published WHO report that meat is linked to cancer was “misinterpreted” !!. File photo: Alan Betson /
And as factory farming is increasing and more and more animal cruelty on farms is being exposed, offers he Interest Group of pig farmers in Germany e.V. (ISN) its first seminars on “Stable Collapse”. The offer is free and exclusively for members. ISN Managing Director Dr.Torsten Staack will lead the seminars and describe his experiences with stable breakages. According to the announcement, the workshops will take place in January 2019 at the end of February / beginning of March in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.
Animal rights activists regularly discover the cruelty of animals in mass animal husbandry in the middle of Germany, in a top-country of EU. Again and again, only the dedication of these animal rights activists reveals shocking housing conditions, agonizing practices and even flagrant violations of animal welfare guidelines.
And again and again, the horrifying extent to which official controls on livestock farms fail.
As a country deals with its animals, so it deals with its people, we have also explored it!
“Once upon a time there was a land of POETS and THINKERS
Now we are leading on export of WEAPONS and ANIMAL CADAVERS”
My best regards to all, Venus