Germany: Hell of fire in Europe’s largest pig fattening

BREAKING NEWS: The facility known as the largest pig breeding facility in Europe is located in Germany and was part of the Straathof group of companies.

Now the plant in Alt Tellin is burning down and with it thousands of innocent creatures! They cannot escape the flames, the heat, and the smoke and die excruciatingly in these minutes!

The former owner Straathof had received a nationwide professional ban due to numerous criminal violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
He had therefore initially sold the system to a bank holding company and this last year to a Swiss mailbox company.
Again and again, there were massive scandals in Alt Tellin: one time highly toxic sulfuric acid escaped and another time over a thousand piglets died due to defective ventilation.

The lawsuits against the approval of the facility have been delayed since 2017! A massive judicial scandal could be hiding here.
Because fire protection was presumably not guaranteed right from the start and the system should therefore never have been approved.

Now the horror that was, unfortunately, to be expected has occurred – the farm is on fire.
Like so many animal husbandry facilities before!
Factory farming is a crime because it is systematically designed to unlawfully torture animals and expose them to risk.
Any form of factory farming must therefore be stopped immediately! No ifs and buts!

+++Last message today, March 30: Old Telliner pig fattening pigs facility can no longer be saved.

The devastating fire in the pig fattening Alt Tellin has spread to other parts of the barn, some have already collapsed. The facility, in which, according to the Schwerin Ministry of Agriculture, around 50,000 piglets and 9,000 sows were kept, has been almost completely destroyed. Many animals died.

How many died in the flames is still unclear. The emergency services assume that the majority – thousands – should be.

German animal protection party

And I mean…Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Agriculture and Environment Minister Till Backhaus describes the incident as a tragedy in a press release: “We cannot imagine the suffering of animals in such a fire. And I have always said that we do not want such facilities” !!

So… Mr. Backhaus,
You don’t want such facilities!!
This facility with 50,000 piglets and around 9,000 mother sows should not have been approved because of the fire protection in size.
Animal welfare organizations and others took legal action in 2011 against this facility, which in no way corresponds to fire protection.

Straathof, Alt Tellin pig breeding with piglets (2015)

In 2018 the court adjourned and nothing happened.
Both the judiciary and other authorities are involved here and they all looked the other way!

Inaction in office because of lobbying to the animal industry, there we must see the cause of this cruelty, and those who covered up and participated, regardless of the reasons, must be held accountable.

It is a crime, no other words can be found!
There is also a large biogas plant in the immediate vicinity, which has apparently also been approved. What more can the Minister tell us about this?

Of course, now everyone is outraged and is talking about a tragedy .. no, it’s not a tragedy, it’s a crime.

In the case of Corona, all ministers are quickly at hand with instructions and regulations, but in the agribusiness industry, they shut up and obey …

My best regards to all, Venus

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