In order to prevent the spread of swine fever in Germany (where so far not a single case has been reported), sow bottom-catches are tested in Lower Saxony!
In certain counties in Lower Saxony, the Lower Saxony Ministry of Agriculture has new execution methods, the so-called “sow bottom-catches” set up. These are about 20 square meters of fishing enclosures, in which entire pig herds can be trapped and killed. The ministry considers this more effective than individual shootings. This should not only be allowed if the virus is detected, but also for prevention (!!!)
There, the hunters lay out food for the wild boars until they go into the cage with the whole group. Then the flap closes and the aktion ends in a masacre. This should not only be allowed if the virus is detected, but also for prevention (!!!).
“The hunt in bottom traps usually ends in a masacre, says the Chairman of the Animal Welfare Association of Lower Saxony Dieter Ruhnke. In escape attempts, the pigs injured each other. In order to meet them more purpose, hunters need an “extensive shooting training” that they have not received, criticized Ruhnke, who considers the increased hunting for fear of African swine anyway absolutely absurd.
He rejects the regulation as well as the preventive use of traps. All this serves only to protect the meat industry.
African swine fever is a disease affecting both wild and domestic swine. It is harmless to humans, as is the consumption of infected pork.
It spreads through blood and blood-containing tissue. For example, if a hunter shoots an infected boar, has blood on his shoe and then goes to his pigsty, he can lure the virus in. The same applies to a carelessly thrown sausage bread, which is eaten by a boar. Very slow, however, is the spread of wild boar to wild boar.
The disease almost always ends in death for the animals. For pig farmers, the outbreak of the virus in their own barn represents a major economic loss. Although they are well compensated for it. From the EU fund, that means with our money.
Farmer slaughter their pigs anyway, that is, they do not care whether the animals are slashed open in the slaughterhouse or die from African plague.
Only .. in the second case they can not make a profit.
The Vice President of the German Farmers’ Association, Werner Schwarz (who operates a pig mast himself), has given us a “clear explanation” to why in the “Land of Meat Mafia” (Germany) hunters and their policy accomplices invest so much imagination, money and effort in preventative murder methods for something that has not even claimed a sacrifice in their own stables:
“The economic and social impact of an outbreak of African swine fever is hard to imagine.
Already the appearance in the boar population would mean that pork can no longer be exported to third countries, ie to countries outside the EU “!
And if we translate that into mathematical numbers, then 600,000 wild boars should be killed (with premiums of 25 euros per boar), so that about 60,000,000 pigs (so many are slaughtered per year in Germany) can be slaughtered.
Now we have understand.
Madness up two.
My best regards to all, Venus