Day: February 5, 2021

Meat consumption is nature’s greatest enemy

UN report on agriculture-Article from the German magazine “Der Spiegel” 

To say it right from the start: an organic steak alone is not enough to save the world.

At least not if it is eaten daily.

According to a recent study, meat consumption is the world’s biggest destroyer of nature, and this includes organic meat. Only with more plant-based nutrition can the dramatic loss of biodiversity and ecologically sensitive habitats be stopped, according to a report published on Wednesday by Unep and the Chatham House think tank.

Cattle breeding in South America Foto: Martin Harvey / Getty Images

The global meat industry and intensive agriculture have become the main drivers of this destruction of nature. The loss of habitats and biodiversity has never been as dramatic as in the past 50 years.

The reason is the reallocation of natural ecosystems for feed production or grazing land.

The more intensive agriculture that relies on pesticides and monocultures is particularly problematic. This would permanently destroy the soil, which in turn would lead to even more reallocation of natural land.
In addition, large amounts of fossil energy, fertilizer, and water are needed to produce meat.

This is being fueled by the trend towards more and more cheap food.

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Freedom instead of fattening

https://land-der-tiere.de/puten/: Report

This is our answer to conditions in turkey farms that go beyond the worst imagination of what is done to the animals on the fattening and breeding farms. Pictures of ARIWA Organisation like we published yesterday on our blog look totally different.  https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2021/02/04/germany-scandal-in-the-stable-of-europes-largest-turkey-producer/

The rescued turkeys Claudius, Bibo, Jolanda, and Jasmin now live on the farm https://land-der-tiere.de/puten/ 🦃 and they live fine.

This is the life they deserve.

But…

30,000 turkeys were officially “killed and disposed of” in two Brandenburg facilities in the last 10 days.

Most of these animals are probably still healthy. However, since they can no longer be “recycled”, the motto is: caught, hung up.

Where animals are treated as goods and life counts for nothing, the phrase “dangerous pathogen” has nothing to do with the danger for the turkeys concerned. It’s all about the economic risk for those who wanted to kill these turkeys anyway – just for a profit.

The tragic thing is that it is precisely this commercial animal use itself that poses the greatest risk for the further spread of avian flu and many other infectious diseases.

We are doing it consciously, knowingly, deliberately … almost from inferior basic motives.

My best regards to all, Venus