Most consumers have probably never heard of the fact that many calves and cattle are sold at cruel auctions for fattening and breeding.
Likewise unknown is the fact that both young and adult animals are brought to so-called collection points and from there to other companies, to the slaughterhouse, or abroad.
Video material available to PETA shows recordings of four cattle auctions and a calf collection point, which makes one thing very clear: the animals suffer immensely and those responsible act out of purely economic interests.
(The video is in German, but everything is explained in detail in the article and the pictures speak for themselves anyway).
At such auctions, farmers and breeders can purchase new animals for fattening or breeding.
Animals that cannot find a buyer are sold abroad for below value, because those responsible are only interested in their profit.
As the video recordings show, the animals are constantly stressed. Although they express their panic through constant vocalization, foaming at the mouth, and fearful eyes, their suffering is ignored by those present.
Ultimately, they should be degraded to a commodity and sold at the highest possible auction prices. This rough treatment of sentient beings cannot be justified in the 21st century.
Suffering auctions in four different German cities: Ansbach, Neumünster, Osnabrück and Verden
1) Ansbach calf market: Here, panicked calves are herded into the auction hall one after the other. Their fear is completely ignored by those present. Normally these calves would still have to be with their mothers, but in the livestock farming industry, family groups count for nothing, because purely economic interests are at stake.
2) Neumünster cattle auction: If the meek animals do not want to go any further, they are pulled by the nose ring or their sensitive tails are bent, among other things. These painful (and forbidden) methods are intended to force the animals to move on. The cattle show constant signs of stress and pain
3) Osnabrück cattle market: Here, too, the animals show a consistently high level of stress and are very unwell. They are kept close to the rope and forced to keep walking. A cow is stung with an item for no reason even before it is in the auction hall. This shows once again that even animals weighing several hundred kilos are at the mercy of humans.
4) Weaning auction Masterrind Verden: The young cattle are driven into the auction hall with sticks. Once there, a stick is tapped on the animal’s back to make it clear to buyers that they can bid on this animal. Even laypeople can see that this behavior leads to anxiety and stress in the insecure calves.
Collection point in Walsrode: Animal children roughly transported in vans
Animals from different farms come together at collection points and are often sold abroad from there. Here, young calves are physically pushed into a transporter.
These babies should actually be with their mothers.
PETA reports to the responsible authorities
Due to the long-term suffering of the animals and other violations of the animal welfare law, such as the kinking of the tails, we have reported to the responsible authorities. We call on those responsible to see such auctions for what they are – namely animal cruelty, which has no place in the 21st century – and to stop holding them.
And I mean…German farmers say everywhere: We love our animals!
That such documentaries still exist in one of the richest countries in the world in the 21st century … only shows how corrupt -and therefore incapable of acting- this political system is.
As long as the farm animal- mafia is subsidized with our tax money, mass animal cruelty/keeping, contamination of the groundwater due to plant toxins and manure are promoted.
Most of the politicians in Germany who make decisions about factory farming have their own animal farms.
So they have a personal interest in their preservation.
The cattle farmers are merciless on many farms and businesses.
In some farms in Germany, the superfluous calves are said to be illegally killed shortly after birth.
Agricultural informants speak of it as normal: animals are drowned and slain. The calves are suffocated with a plastic bag over their heads.
Or simply drowned in the manure.
These are the practices.
Originated from the commission of the worst criminals – the meat-eater!
My best regards to all, Venus