July 15, 2020
In Germany, up to 50 million male chicks are killed each year on the first day of their lives because they are not profitable for the egg industry. They cannot lay eggs and they put on meat much more slowly and less than chickens that are specially bred for meat production.
These so-called ones– day-old chicks are mostly suffocated by gas or shredded alive.
Germany and France aim to phase out this practice by the end of 2021.
Until then, new technologies for sex determination in the egg should be available (in-ovo sex determination).
In order to increase the pressure on international politics and to end the cruel chick killing as widely as possible, our colleagues from Animal Equality in Italy, Spain, and Brazil have now started a campaign.
The aim is to convince the respective governments of the countries to set a good example, to find alternatives, and to subsidize them financially.
There are already different approaches for alternatives to chick killing. A basic distinction is made between three alternatives:
the above-mentioned gender determination in the egg,
the rearing of male chicks for meat production (broiler fattening mast) and
the breeding of so-called dual-use breeds.
Both the fattening of the rooster cocks and the “dual-use chicken” are already practiced to a certain extent, especially by organic farms.
However, only every tenth egg in Germany comes from organic farming and not all of these farms do without killing the male chicks. The percentage of eggs for which no male chick was killed is therefore negligible.
Buying eggs support not only financially the cruel killing of male chicks. The female chicks also suffer almost unimaginable torments.
As so-called laying hens, they are used for the production of eggs. With a laying performance of around 300 eggs per year, they have to achieve completely unnatural high performance.
Therefore, the most effective way to reduce the suffering of all chicks is by eating a plant.
We can all make a conscious decision against animal agony and remove eggs from our menu. Try it!
the petition from Italy: https://campaigns.animalequality.it/stop-strage-pulcini/
the petition from Spain: https://igualdadanimal.org/actua/pollitos-triturados
the petition from Germany: https://animalequality.de/kampagnen/horror-ei
And I mean…The walls have long been made of glass. An enormous number of undercover investigations have created this transparency, which is even broadcast by the public media.
But meat consumption is increasing.
Worldwide meat consumption has quintupled in the past 50 years.
Germany is not only one of the largest meat producers, but also one of the largest milk producers worldwide. Subsidized with tax money!
Germany produces 8 million tons of meat every year!
While in the Third World and according to UN statistics, 43,000 children die of hunger every day. Per day!
Because the West feeds its “useful” animals with the grain.
All of this is already known, and at some level, we know the truth.
But as soon as we recognize this reality and recognize our meat consumption as the main cause of animal suffering and the climate catastrophe, we have to take responsibility and radically change our actions.
But that’s exactly what we don’t want to do.
In this sense, this fascist system of the meat and milk mafia has done an excellent indoctrination work and made 7 billion human specimens its collaborators.
My best regards to all, Venus