What’s going on with Germany’s farmers ?!
In Baden-Württemberg, south Germany, a country butcher stunned his cattle with gunshots from a long gun.
Outwardly, the farm presented itself as an idyllic butcher’s shop, but behind the facade, the animals stood in their own feces.
Before being slaughtered, he stuns them with shots from a long gun – absolutely illegal.
In the white butcher’s smock, you can see the farmer in his slaughterhouse with the gun pointed at the cow.
A shot in the head, but it doesn’t work, the cow just stumbles and falls on the calf.
Then there is another shot.
“It was filmed in secret for three weeks,” says Philip Hermann from the organization Butcher Against Animal Murder.
“This is a trustworthy butcher who runs a family farm. The keeping of the animals and the slaughtering process are so cruel that it is hard to imagine.
The video shows that cows smeared with manure stand knee-deep in manure, unanesthetized turkeys bleed to death, pigs are beaten and piglets can hardly breathe”.
Every Monday is slaughter day on the farm, every Monday the misery repeats itself.
Instead of stunning the cows with a captive bolt, the farmer shoots them in the head with a caliber that is far too small.
Only with the second shot do the animals fall to the ground.
The vet says: “The authorities should have intervened here long ago”.
The butcher-farmer sees it differently: “my animals have no transport routes. We do everything to make sure that they are fine “
The Vet Office speaks of “serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act”, has closed the animal operation, and filed criminal charges.
The public prosecutor’s office is investigating and the farmer is no longer allowed to keep animals.
Some explanations about the video: Philipp Herrmann visits the crime scene with the journalist, where the organization “Butchers Against Animal Murder” secretly filmed the “animal-friendly” stable for three weeks.
He himself used to be a butcher, today he campaigns for animals.
The farmer shoots and does not hit the cow. She falls on the floor with full consciousness.
He doesn’t shoot again until two and a half minutes later.
In addition, because there are other animals around, there is a risk of accidents, according to the veterinarian and animal welfare officer.
The cow is then carried to the slaughterhouse with a crane, and you can clearly see that it was not completely hit by the farmer’s shots, so it is still alive.
The recordings show that it is not re-stunned.
The cow is cut up in this condition, although it is completely smeared with feces. Violation of the hygiene regulations
You can see how the animals are kept in the excrement up to the knee.
The vet doctor finds the images shocking.
The reporter then visits the butcher’s shop, which delivers “own” meat.
She orders turkey steaks and asks if everything comes from one source.
The butcher proudly says: “It’s all our own production, we do everything ourselves, we have our own farm, if you need something for Christmas, you would get it too”.
When the reporter leaves the shop, you can see how many meat eaters are waiting to buy meat from the farmer next door without suffering.
Or rather, to pay dearly for the farmer’s lie.
You can then see in the recordings with what good conscience these consumers can buy the turkey from this “animal-friendly” farm
The turkeys are slaughtered without anesthesia. Their necks are twisted and left bleeding on the ground.
When confronted with the farmer, he claims:” I almost always hit when I shoot, the one in the video was just an exception.
I did everything to make the animals feel good”.
As soon as the activist says that he cuts the turkeys himself and makes them bleed and suffer, he replies … no, he doesn’t … “this is all an exaggeration … the activist should leave the court, immediately”!!
Although he hired his lawyer to take over the matter, he couldn’t help much too!
The veterinary office has revoked his license to slaughter animals.
And he has to hand over the animals by the end of the year.
Only the butcher’s shop remains open !!
Maybe he comes up with the idea of transforming the butcher’s shop into a barbershop.
My best regards to all, Venus