Oon the 24th of July 86,500 chickens died after fire in a stable in Lower Saxony, (Germany) – 2.8 million euros damage (!!!)
Police said the building was completely ablaze. The fire developed in the building, and although 150 firefighters were in charge, the animals could no longer be rescued.
“Even from a distance, a black cloud of smoke could be seen”, described the fire brigade master the first minutes after the alarm. On site, the firefighters then found “a stable in full blaze”.
The 86,500 chickens housed on five “floors” in the 100-meter-long building were beyond salvation.
The truth: In the present case, there is murder, because of clear over-number of inmates and not existing fire protection measures in the stable!
Hesse, Germany (dpa / lhe) – About 500 chickens died on the 25th of July during an animal transport. They were not supplied with water at 34 degrees, reported the police on Thursday in Giessen (Germany).
(Photo: Police Headquarters Central Hessen / dpa)
According to the officials, the livestock had neither a cooling system nor drinking water for the animals, which had already been traveling from France to a slaughterhouse in Poland for about 16 hours. The drive there would have taken another twelve hours. The officials spoke of “incredible pictures”. In addition to around 500 dead chickens, numerous other animals would have been “in miserable condition” in the cages.
According to their assessment, not a single chicken would have survived until Poland.
About 500 animals have already died, with another 400 to 500 animals there is the danger, according to the police, that they will die as a result of the transport. The further journey was prohibited, the rescued animals were brought to a poultry farm.
Investigations were initiated against shippers, dispatchers and a veterinarian; the two truck drivers had to deposit security of € 1,000 each (!!!)
Due to the heat, international animal transport throughout Europe had been banned on that day.
The truth: In this case we are dealing with negligent murder.
The transport should not have started at all. This means the truck was traveling illegally.
The start of transport was approved by the Authority and the Veterinary Office.
In most cases, corruption and disregard of the law continue to go unpunished, hence the daily mass murder in transports and farms.
143 pigs transported on Tuesday, July 23 at 41 degrees without water
Photo: Police Dortmund, Germany
They were completely dehydrated, hyperventilated and could barely stand: On the highway the Dortmund police rescued with the fire brigade more than 100 pigs from the heat death. At least three of the animals had already died when the police controlled the van.
The police had been alerted by a car driver on Tuesday, July 23 at 17:50. He did not think the animal transport was correct – and he was right. Thanks to the good description of the witness, the highway police caught the transporter on the highway and checked it in the nearby parking lot.
In it they found 143 pigs: completely dehydrated and in poor health.
In the transport officials measured 41 degrees despite ventilation – and the built in water tank was empty. No wonder that the pigs hyperventilate and could no longer stand on their feet.
A member of the veterinary office confirmed the overheating and dehydration of the pigs and found that the driver (47) from the Netherlands had no animal welfare documents.
He was reported on suspicion of violating the animal welfare law and had to pay a security deposit of 700 euros (!!!)
After cooling, the transporter finally brought the pigs to their destination: they were from France on their way to to the well-known slaughterhouse Tönnies, in North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany.
A Tönnies spokesman said, “That’s not okay, that the tank was not filled with water.” (!!!).
The truth: The animal transport that was stopped on this motorway came from France. There, the Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume had banned animal transport in France at the end of June because of the ongoing heat.
Animal transports from France should therefore be illegal and should not be approved under these temperatures.
But if the driver of an illegal transport is “punished” with 700 euros, then he will do it again.
The 700 euros are a ridiculous sum and therefore makes it easy for anyone to risk an illegal transport again and again.
The license withdrawal would be a just and effective punishment.
But which court weighs to condemn an empire like Tönnies …
Conclusion: I see only one solution to this misery of the animal transport, created by the sub-system of the transport mafia.
That means: the 8-hour animal transport limit for EU countries.
Animal transports automatically become an unprofitable business for all!
For agricultural lobby, slaughterhouse operators and transporters.
Best regards to all, Venus