Day: September 1, 2020

People pay for it

They are all called Mengele.
Those who commit murder on behalf (meat mafia)
but also those who committed the murder (carnivore society)

Are slaughterhouses as bad as we imagine?
No! they are even worse.
And nobody can say today that they don’t know anything about the Dachau of animals.

Look at the photo, people have no empathy, are not afraid of torturing other beings, humanity has developed in a Mengele society.
With what perfidious, ice-cold cynicism is an animal massacred … as a matter of course, according to legal regulations, millions of times, every minute ……

The largest corpse producers are:
In 4th place is Germany, 3rd place is Brazil, 2nd place is the USA and 1st place is China!

By the way, Germany produces around 8 million tons of meat – in just a short time Germany was transformed into a country which benefits from factory farming, animal suffering, and animal torture, including!

It is said that animal rights activists are not welcome in China.
Animal rights activists are also undesirable in Germany!

Simply disgusting the human species … … garbage … that doesn’t even have recycling use.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Coronavirus Again – Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption. Does This Say Something About Intensive Farming Methods ? – ie Crap for Sentient Beings.

Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption

About half of staff at poultry plant in Norfolk have had to self-isolate after 75 tested positive for coronavirus

At least 400,000 chickens are being culled in the UK as Covid-19 infections disrupt slaughterhouse routines. About 300,000 birds are due to be culled in England and 110,000 have been culled in Scotland.

Chickens that cannot be slaughtered for food are usually gassed with CO2 and their bodies rendered for fat and other animal byproducts. They do not enter the food chain.

The UK rears and slaughters about 20 million birds a week, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). About 95% are chickens and the majority are processed through a few large slaughterhouses, each with a capacity of about 2 million birds a week. Production loss at even one large slaughterhouse can have significant impacts along the food chain and create welfare problems, the BPC said.

Millions of US farm animals were culled on-farm earlier this summer after the closure of meat plants because of coronavirus outbreaks among staff that cut the country’s slaughtering capacity for cows and pigs by 25% and 40% respectively.

Millions of US farm animals to be culled by suffocation, drowning and shooting

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/19/millions-of-us-farm-animals-to-be-culled-by-suffocation-drowning-and-shooting-coronavirus

In England, about half of the staff at Banham Poultry in Norfolk have had to self-isolate after 75 staff tested positive for coronavirus. The plant plans “to humanely cull 300,000 birds using a gas system”, said its director, Blaine Van Rensburg, in a statement.

Asked about the risk of further culls, Rensburg said: “Given we don’t know how long this current situation will last, we won’t be speculating on how many others will need to be humanely culled.”

Rensburg denied earlier reports that Banham had culled about 7,000 birds. “No birds have been culled at our site to date,” he said. “We are already diverting a quarter of a million birds to other suppliers and will continue to do so where possible.”

In Scotland, a statement from poultry slaughterer Coupar Angus, which is owned by the 2 Sisters Food Group, confirmed that 110,000 birds had been culled. The slaughterhouse kills “almost one million chickens a week and is the only facility of its type in Scotland,” it said.

There are two standard methods for gas poultry culls in the UK: whole house gassing and containerised gassing. The first involves filling the sheds where chickens live with CO2. The second involves putting the birds in specialised containers that are brought to the farm. The containers are filled with CO2 and sometimes other gasses such as argon.

“Whole house slaughter is very rare, the sheds are not designed for it,” said Penny Middleton, the poultry policy manager at the National Farmers Union Scotland. “The containerised option is more controllable and would be done by someone like Livetec Systems, an approved depopulator, according to welfare regulations,” she said.

No one interviewed would comment on how long gassed chickens take to die, other than to say it was legal and humane.

The Coupar Angus statement said the chickens were “humanely dispatched in line with legislation” and that culls were supervised by the government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency and an independent veterinary officer.

The statement said that although last week’s Covid-19 related decision to “cease production has brought many upsetting consequences” it managed “to successfully process the large majority of birds from Scotland” by sending them to other slaughterhouses in its UK network. The factory was due to reopen on Monday and no further culls are expected, it said.

Middleton said the Coupar Angus plant reopening might take a while to get up to full speed, but that she was not expecting any further culls in Scotland.

UK has ‘little spare’ slaughtering capacity

Peter Stevenson, a policy advisor with UK welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming, said the culls highlighted a food system failure. “Today’s chickens have been bred to grow so quickly that if they are left to continue growing after reaching their slaughter weight, many will become so lame they can barely walk, while others will die of heart disease.”

The BPC’s chief executive, Richard Griffiths, said in a statement that because UK poultry processing was so efficient, with little spare capacity, losing a large slaughterhouse “will not only interrupt our national food supply, create shortages and job losses at a time when we can least afford it, but also result in bird welfare challenges on a significant scale”/

He said coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants demonstrated “that no amount of preparation and vigilance can guarantee complete protection against Covid-19. We have to prioritise the health of people in our community, but we also need to safeguard food supply and the welfare of our animals”.

The BPC was working closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) “and other relevant authorities to ensure reasonable steps are put in place to minimise welfare issues and maintain food supply”, he said. “We must ensure that poultry meat plants compromised by a Covid-19 outbreak are able to maintain throughput where possible, even if it means having skeleton staff onsite.”

Defra did not confirm chicken cull numbers but said birds “would be culled using gas … in line with the rules on protecting animal welfare at the time of killing.”

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Netherlands: Mink Fur Farms In The Netherlands To Permanently Close Earlier Than Planned In 2021 After COVID-19 Outbreaks.

41 mink fur farms have been hit by the virus (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

WAV Comment:  Another major nail in the coffin for the fur business.  We warmly welcome the progressive move by the Netherlands (Dutch) parliament to close down all mink farms in 2021 rather than 2024.  A dying trade; literally; which has now witnessed many major clothing manufacturers actually absorb their past links with an abusive industry – and now quite rightly put them into the history books where they belong.

Well done Dutch government !

Regards Mark

Mink Fur Farms In The Netherlands To Permanently Close In 2021 After COVID-19 Outbreaks

‘There has never been a more compelling time for the Netherlands to shut down this industry for good’

LIAM GILLIVER

AUG 30, 2020

The Dutch parliament has announced all mink fur farms in The Netherlands will permanently close by March next year, following a series of coronavirus outbreaks.

The country originally planned to phase mink farms out by 2024 but has fast-tracked the closure after 41 covid-19 farm infections.

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, senior director of public affairs for Humane Society International/Europe Dr. Joanna Swabe commended the government on its decision, which it says ends a ‘completely unnecessary industry and protects citizens’.

‘Virus reservoirs’

“With 41 fur farms and an estimated two million mink now having been infected, the risk of keeping these virus reservoirs operating, is far too great,” Dr. Swabe said.

“Without this early termination of fur farming, up to 13.5 million more animals would be forced to suffer short and miserable lives solely to supply the fickle fashion industry.

“It is a sick industry both literally and figuratively. There has never been a more compelling time for the Netherlands to shut down this industry for good.”

The announcement will not require mink on the 120 remaining fur farms to be preventatively culled unless new infections occur.

Mink on unaffected farms will be slaughtered for their pelts in November this year – but breeders are not permitted to restock.

Vietnam: It’s been a huge week for Cotton Blossom.

Do you remember our recent coverage of bile bear ‘Cotton Blossom’ in Vietnam ?

Here is the latest update news from ‘Animals Asia’;

Our past links:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/29/vietnam-29-6-20-breaking-news-bile-bear-cotton-blossom-to-be-rescued-by-animals-asia-team-on-the-road/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/07/03/vietnam-breaking-great-news-animals-asia-rescues-a-bear-named-cotton-blossom-that-was-held-captive-in-a-barren-cage-for-over-14-years/

It’s been a huge week for Cotton Blossom.

Following her rescue and vital 45 day quarantine period she’s now moved to her new den and is meeting the neighbours.

She’s also having her first health check so our vet team can assess the damage two decades in a metal cage has done to Cottom Blossom’s body.

Her spirit appears undaunted as Cotton Blossom is a perfectly calm and endearing bear. Now begins her new life, and we hope you’ll join us in watching her blossom.

Watch the latest of Cherry Blossom by clicking on this video link:

Bonjour, Emmanuel Macron!

 

Since you support hunting with hounds and digging up foxes, these One Voice images might interest you.

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(original text): Étant donné que vous soutenez la chasse à courre et le déterrage des renards, ces images One Voice
pourraient vous intéresser.
🦊 Ceux qui sont contre, merci de vous mobiliser ici : https://referendumpourlesanimaux.fr/

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” Killing animals is not violent, ” say the hunters.

And I say: There is only one permanent problem in nature, one with long-term damage and that is the hunters who are only interested in one thing in the forest, namely to kill defenseless animals for fun.

They are criminals!
And these are their daily crimes
Protected by criminal politics
with criminal journalism
with ignorant societies
And that’s what happens in the EU! whose countries call themselves civilized!

The corruption of a state can be recognized by the fact that it shows itself too weak and too cowardly to prohibit such crimes.

 

My best regards to all, Venus