Numerous media report on the research images of the ARIWA (animal rights watch organization) from the turkey fattening of a high agricultural official.
The operator’s attempts at justification are nothing new:
He claims the incidents are exceptional and that responsibility is being shifted to the bottom line.
In fact, however, the footage shows the cruel everyday life in every turkey fattening.
Of course, the employees are inexcusably brutal with the animals.
But this is an almost inevitable consequence of the system, which is also based on the lack of prospects for exploited workers.
Sanctioning individual workers will NOT change anything.
Because our recordings do not show any individual misconduct, but the principle according to which this violent industry works.
The operator is one of the main beneficiaries of this branch.
He must be held accountable and his business model belongs to the dump of history!
The story: Necks cut with bolt cutters, torn tail feathers with which the employees played “soccer”, suffering and dying animals
The torture case in one of Storck’s large turkey farms, which was also uncovered and dealt with in the media in December by “ANIMAL RIGHTS WATCH”, has now been expanded to include countless other abused, bludgeoned animals and scandalous events in another farm of the poultry president …
AnimalsUnited reported also on the scandal exposure in December 2020.
“Thomas Storck is Europe’s most influential poultry lobbyist. The pictures from two locations in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania show turkeys being clubbed to death or killed with a bolt cutter -Turkeys that slowly die, turkeys that are kicked for slaughter and whose tail feathers are pulled out by workers for fun ”, describes the animal rights activists.
The scenes were filmed with hidden cameras in Roddahn (Ostprignitz-Ruppin district) and Goldberg (Ludwigslust-Parchim district). “Workers beat sick turkeys with a club.
With their skull shattered, the animals suffered for minutes.
Film material from “ARIWA (the video is in German but will be partially translated)
Video: some animals are apparently doing badly
Open wounds can be seen, animals maltreating from conspecifics, and an employee of the company who with a
Club hits a half-dead animal.
The business is owned by Thomas Storck, and he is the largest turkey breeder in Europe.
Storck has already been accused of keeping the animals in very poor conditions.
The organization Animal Rights Watch again accuses Storck of animal cruelty.