Day: September 22, 2021

Austria: mega scandal with ritual slaughter!

Report of Association respect animals (Verein RespekTiere)

Comprehensive recordings of ritual slaughtering from two companies in Lower Austria show massive control deficits.

07/20 / 6:30: The slaughter is already in full swing.
The slaughterhouse veterinarian in the gray coat can only be seen between 6:30 and 8:30 in the long-term shots. The slaughtering continues until 6:30 p.m. – in his absence and without any anesthesia!

Uncovered – Comprehensive recordings of ritual slaughtering from two companies in Lower Austria show massive control deficits.
Association against Animal Factories (  )and Respect animals association (RespekTiere) were leaked incredible pictures from slaughterhouses! criminal charges were filed with the public prosecutor’s office!
The list of allegations is endless:

-Hundreds of sheep continuously killed without any stunning–
-even a non-company person makes the cut – authority failure without end—
-Officials not on site or only at very short notice
-Sheep that are still alive in the cutting process –
-Terrible ‘re-cutting’, moreover often only painful minutes after the first cut–
-Disregard of any legal requirements—
-Heads are completely severed immediately after stunning – purest animal cruelty, day after day –
-Heads of sheep that do not show any signs of anesthesia, whose skull bones were split with an ax, could be secured in the animal body recycling!

In this slauterhouse, animals were still ritually slaughtered outside of the festival of sacrifice – illegally without anesthesia! According to the authorities, there was no permit for this.

And these are just the corner components of this incredible scandal!

The company claims that the responsible veterinarian was permanently present.

“If that was the case, then he saw and allowed animal cruelty to be committed systematically in front of his nose. That too requires a complaint for abuse of office. What do they have then thought about it? so David Richter of Association against animal factories

A single sheep at the end of the slaughter day was also killed on this farm without any anesthesia. A complaint for cruelty to animals was brought against both companies.

The incredible video, the chronology of the scandal can be found here:

We turned on the prosecutor, handed over the minutes of the madness and filed a complaint! The toughest consequences are now required.
Is the long overdue ban on slaughtering without anesthesia coming????

The Association against Animal Factories and Respect animals association have brought criminal charges for animal cruelty against the two companies to the responsible public prosecutor’s offices, as well as a complaint against the control bodies for abuse of office.

And I mean…The sentence alone, “ritual slaughter with a special permit for religious reasons”, is a bankruptcy declaration of our morality in the 21st century.

Most European countries generally forbid slaughter without prior stunning, but allow exceptions for “ritual slaughter”.

Slaughtering without prior stunning is generally forbidden in the Austrian Animal Welfare Act and the Most European countries , but allowed in the case of “religious commands or prohibitions of a legally recognized religious community”.

And so … in Austria “ritual slaughter” is allowed, but with a small compromise: animals must be anesthetized immediately after their necks have been cut and slaughter may only take place in the presence of the official control organs.

But the disregard of the Animal Welfare Act and the Slaughter Regulations at both companies in Austria took place in the absence of the slaughterhouse veterinarians.

The scandal is not that a butcher has screwed up an entire country here, but that there are two-legged human animals who believe that it is ethically acceptable to keep animal beings prisoner for extermination purposes, in extermination “camps” and in the name of religion brutally massacre them and then to eat them.

The slaughterhouse operator puts the responsibility on the controllers , even though he is present at these illegal slaughters, and the vets do not know anything about illegal slaughtering, although they claim they were always present!

The only thing missing now is investigations that are discontinued for “flimsy reasons” and the picture of a corrupt system is complete.

We are no further today than we were 100 years ago!
And no one really cares, even religious carnivores only see the suffering animal as a steak- and sheep do not scream

My best regards to all, Venus

UN; Cop In or Cop Out ? – Moby, Joaquin Phoenix, Billie Eilish and other ‘meat free’ celebs urge world leaders at climate talks to curb animal farming.

WAV Comment:  we have added a few bits here.

So, a climate conference which debates the issues of global warming.  Vegan eating can reduce Carbon emissions by up to 73%; so we are more than angered to find that at this present time, there is not even a plant based option for food being delivered at the conference !  – Read more:

UK: UN COP26 Climate Summit – vegan eating can reduce food-related carbon emissions by 73%. Eating meat and dairy is part of what got us into this mess. So Why No Vegan Food At the Summit ???? – Take Action Below. – World Animals Voice

We know and understand how the mafia does everything to protect its business; but here we are talking about a global conference and the amount of emissions that animal farming is responsible for – because it is the second-biggest source of damaging global emissions.

If you cannot get the UN to get a grip on these facts, and then do something about it, then where are we going ?

In recent months we have witnessed environmental devastation on (literally) a global basis – wildfires, floods, temperature extremes etc; and yet the light does still not appear to be in the ‘on’ position when it comes to conference debates in the name of ‘UN actions’.

Maybe the UN is happy to protect the meat industry at the cost of everything else, who knows ? – but not currently having even plat based food at the conference just sums it all up really.

Maybe it would be better to call the conference ‘COP OUT 21’.; as that may be a more descriptive term.

Regards Mark

Jo Lumley
Stephen Fry


Moby, Joaquin Phoenix and Billie Eilish urge world leaders at climate talks to curb animal farming

Exclusive: Joanna Lumley and Alesha Dixon also among 18 stars warning world will fail to limit disastrous temperature rises without radical changes

A host of stars including Billie Eilish, Moby, Joaquin Phoenix and Stephen Fry are urging the government to get world leaders to debate animal agriculture at the upcoming climate crisis summit because of the environmental damage it causes.

Eighteen celebrities have written to MP Alok Sharma, president of the Cop26 conference, asking him and other delegates to “formally and publicly recognise the role of animal agriculture as one of the largest contributors to climate change”.

Other stars signing the letter are: Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, Deborah Meaden, Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, singer Leona Lewis, Chris Packham, actors Alicia Silverstone, Alan Cumming and Daisy Ridley, singer-songwriter Alesha Dixon, model Lily Cole, singers Finneas O’Connell and James McVey, and reality TV star Lucy Watson.

They argue that animal farming should be on the Cop26 agenda because it is the second-biggest source of damaging emissions, after burning fossil fuels for electricity and heat.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation says global livestock accounts for 14.5 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, but other research has concluded it is nearer to 16.5 per cent.

This is similar to levels produced by all the world’s transportation combined – and the proportion is forecast to rise.

The celebrities – all on plant-based diets – warn that without large-scale change to animal farming systems, the world will fail to keep rising temperatures to 2C, as agreed.

The letter, coordinated by Humane Society International/UK and seen by The Independent, reads: “With animal agriculture being such a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, it is impossible to meet goals set out in the Paris Agreement without making changes to our global food system.

“Even if all other major sources of emissions were reformed, we will still fall short.

“Addressing these urgent areas in the Cop26 meeting would help propel governments around the world to take action and would provide world leaders with another high-impact option to add to their toolbox for tackling climate change.

“We call on the UNFCCC [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change] to formally and publicly recognise the role of animal agriculture as one of the largest contributors of climate change and to open a greater space for dialogue.”

They want Mr Sharma to put three proposals to the summit: shifting subsidies away from animal agriculture to more sustainable agriculture; offering incentives to develop alternatives to animal agriculture and changing government procurement priorities in the public sector.

Moby said: “The science is clear and overwhelming that adopting a more plant-based diet is one of the most impactful actions we can take to avert catastrophic climate change.

“So if we want to protect our planet, we must include intensive animal agriculture in climate change mitigation strategies. Cop26 is one of our last vital chances to reform our global food systems.”

At least 88 billion land animals are bred and slaughtered for food globally each yeartaking up nearly 80 per cent of global agricultural land, yet producing less than a fifth of the world’s calories.

Animal agriculture is also a major driver of deforestation, species extinction, land degradation, pollution and exhaustion of water resources because of the vast tracts of land used to grow the crops to feed them on, a system long criticised by experts as highly inefficient.

A series of reports have concluded meat consumption must be reduced to curb CO2 emissions.

World-leading scientists on the IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) even floated the idea of a meat tax.

A 2019 study showed that by 2030, the livestock sector is projected to account for almost half of the world’s emissions budget for 1.5C without radical change.

The campaign for Cop26 has been dubbed The Cow in the Room, a play on the phrase “elephant in the room” because HSI claims the conference is ignoring the second-biggest factor in the climate crisis.

Producing meat, milk and eggs also requires huge amounts of water – up to three times as much as producing cereals, one study found.

The Independent has asked the UNFCCC for their response to the letter’s demands.

Regards Mark