Day: November 22, 2021

Germany-“Avernalic agony in the slaughterhouse”

Organization report: “Together for the animals”

The images are shocking and go to the bone, the criminal complaints read “Avernalic agony in the slaughterhouse”.

Undercover research in thehorse butcher’s shop” Härting GmbH in Kaiserslautern, during which meaningful video evidence was created by courageous animal rights activists, shows shocking conditions in this company, including the most severe animal cruelty.

The Härting horse butchery in Kaiserslautern is being accused of cruelty to animals and is not allowed to slaughter any animals for the time being – Photo: Ralf Vester

Operation was under observation for a total of 5 weeks in September and October 2021.

Apparently systematic violations during the slaughter of cattle in the area of ​​stunning and bleeding were recorded.
The recognizable incompetent anesthesia regularly fails.
The first bolt shot is often not enough due to amateurism and the animals still show violent reactions.

Death struggles over several minutes were captured in pictures, a total of 37 bolt shots on 18 animals can be proven.
The torture of the animals was also recorded by means of an eccentric driver, which was used on sensitive parts of the body such as the head and spine.

Unfortunately it doesn’t look any better with the horses and incompetence or indifference reigns here as well.
Despite unsuccessful anesthesia and severe defensive reactions, anesthetized animals are stabbed to bleed into the chest.

During the bleeding, clear movements can be seen, also in the eyes and nostrils.
And the same misery with the pigs.
After amateur anesthesia with electric pliers, many animals show violent reactions, struggle for air and exhibit body movements in the bleeding area that clearly indicate failure of the anesthesia.

Criminal charges against this horror operation were filed with the Kaiserslautern public prosecutor’s office on November 12, 2021, on presentation of the collected video material.

The responsible veterinary office was able to obtain a temporary suspension of the slaughterhouse until the situation was clarified.

You can find a video evidence of the atrocities of this company under the following link (The text of the video can be read partially translated below )
However, we expressly draw your attention to the fact that it is only for extremely strong nerves and only serves as evidence.
We saw it ourselves and are shocked:

https://fb.watch/9rzyt04TBy/

We strongly condemn such cruel treatment of sentient beings.
Before the only thing they have, namely their life, is taken away from them, there is absolutely nothing to excuse them.
If you do this to an animal, you have something very “bad” deep inside you and, in our opinion, must be stopped and punished with long prison sentences.

The operators of this death block are also to be brought to justice and sentenced.
The business should be shut down and locked with immediate effect, and the last thing he sees should be the wrecking ball.

Therefore we appeal to the court in Kaiserslautern not to get away with those responsible for these massacres with a black eye, but to let the full harshness of the judiciary prevail, because what they have done can be described simply with one word: CRIME !!!

https://www.facebook.com/marschfuerdietiere/posts/590604385613367

Some translated passages from the video:
“Horse butcher Härting GmbH in Kaiserslautern – it is a traditional company with a 100-year history.

Origin of the animals
our horses come from the southwest of Germany.
They are recreational and breeding animals as can be seen everywhere in the pastures.
These animals are given up when they can no longer be used for breeding or recreational riding.
The owners often bring these animals themselves to see for themselves that they are treated appropriately
Our pigs come from Guthof Franck.
These animals are fed normally and have enough space.

These are the slaughter conditions at a trusted butcher.

Brutal use of the electric driver against the head of the cattle
The cattle fought for minutes.
There are no individual cases, but sad everyday life.

These recordings were made over 5 weeks in September and October
All images were handed over to the police
Different animals – same fate

Who are you caressing
who do you let kill”

And I mean…Giving people the information is one goal.
But we have to get them to react to this information
It is more important and more effective when the consumer finally listens, looks and ACT.

There are apparently still people who do not want to understand that the consumer, with his consumer behavior, his greed for meat and animal products, is responsible for precisely these conditions.
The butcher, livestock farmer or whoever is just the executive organ.

As a consumer, you are the client – animals are sentient individuals who have rights and deserve a life without pain and suffering, like you who eat them.
It should be the highest moral principle for everyone that animals are not there to be exploited or “serve” people.

My best regards to all, Venus

England: Regular Visitor Back.

This is a regular visitor to the garden, but we were concerned as we had not seen him for a while.

Anyway, back now and looking beautiful – colours are amazing !

Had a good feed with all the other birds; I took these through the window, hence bad quality.

Welcome back my friend !¬

Regards Mark

Across the Northern hemisphere, we are heading into Winter now.  Things have been pretty mild here in the UK until the last few days, when it is noticeably colder.

But the weather has been cold and clear, so a good time for photos.  I ventured into the garden a few days back to see the amazing colours.  Here are a few shots;

Regards Mark

Live Animal Transport – A New Petition has Been Launched in the Czech Republic by Animal Campaigner Friends – Please Support.

WAV Comment – As many of you know. The stopping of live animal transport is one of our main issues.  It is great to see our Czech Republic friends have now set up a petition to support the stopping.  Below we have given all the links to the petition; please add your voice by supporting it.  Note – a ‘translate’ message should automatically appear when you go to the petition.

Regards Mark

Open petition to end long-distance live animal transport in Czech Republic

18 November 2021

Společnost pro zvířata

A new petition has been launched in Czech Republic by Společnost pro zvířata to demand a ban on long-distance live animal transport. They already have collected 4.000 signatures and they need to reach 10.000.

Back in June, our Member Organisation Společnost pro zvířata lit candles for the animals, victims of cruel transport practices, in front of the Czech Republic Ministry of Agriculture sending a strong message to the representatives. 

MEP Jiří Pospíšil, member of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of animals, also sent his support and lit a candle for the animals. 

The ceremony was also an opportunity to launch a petition calling the Czech government to :

  • Ensure maximum journey times of 4 hours for chickens and 6 to 8 hours for cattle, pigs, sheep and other mammal (including waiting, loading and unloading hours),
  • Work on a strategy to shift from live transport to a trade of meat and carcasses as well as genetic material only,
  • Ensure the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing by enforcing mandatory stunning.

The petition is nearing its goal of achieving 10,000 signatures. 

Read more and support the petition here.

Wording:

Petition for an end to long-distance transports with animals and for the export
of meat, for the breeding and life of animals as close as possible to their place of birth

for the Government and Parliament of the Czech Republic

motto: Animals are living sentient creatures, just like we humans. They are not goods.

Therefore, we, the undersigned citizens of the Czech Republic, ask the Government and Parliament of the Czech Republic to adopt legislation and its implementation in practice, which will ensure:

  • that the animals (used for farming purposes) live and live in or near the place of birth;
  • a maximum limit of 4 h (poultry) and 6 to 8 h (bovine, pig, sheep and other mammals) for transport to slaughterhouses, fattening and rearing/rearing, without exception and including waiting, loading and unloading;
  • the replacement of long-lasting transport of animals by the transport of meat, half-carcases and other animal products;
  • the creation of economic incentive tools for the above requirements;
  • the slaughter and killing of animals at their place of birth, as quickly as possible and brought unconscious by prior stunning, without exceptions;
  • severely penalise natural and legal persons for infringements relating to the protection of animals during transport and during the slaughter/killing of animals.

Regards Mark

Solidarity with the demonstrators in Austria


In Austria, the pressure on unvaccinated people is enormous.
There is a 3G rule in the workplace, a 2G rule that excludes unvaccinated people from large parts of public life, as well as a lockdown for EVERYONE from Monday!

While this measure is expected to end on December 13 for vaccinated and convalescent people, it will then continue to apply for unvaccinated people indefinitely.
After the protests against the new Corona measures in Austria, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer warned against further radicalization of the opponents.
That is his impression due to the controls of the 2G rule and incidents during the demonstration of around 40,000 people in Vienna.

around 40.000 People protest against COVID-19 measures in Vienna, Austria, on November 20, 2021. © Reuters / Leonhard Foeger

There are death threats against the Chancellor and the Minister of Health.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg has been compared with the concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele. Mengele had killed many Jews through medical experiments during the Nazi regime.

“Tens of thousands have taken to the streets today in one of the largest protests in the history of Vienna, Austria, after the government implemented a new COVID lockdown and became the first in the world to announce compulsory vaccination.pic.twitter.com/FFriWCZioG”
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) November 20, 2021

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/proteste-wien-103.html

AndI have no comment to give but I picked up a very accurate one from the enlightened press (https://qpress.de/2021/11/16/oesterreich-verschaerft-den-zwang-zur-freiwilligkeit/) in Germany.

“Greetings from the good old days.
This time you don’t even send the brown staff into the neighborhood to save the world, now you do it at home.
Austria’s Chancellor A. Schickelberg does the honors and locks away those who are symptom-free.
They are a danger to the program and since there can be no more health or immunity without the pharmaceuticals, one simply has to weed out these cross drivers.
As a test, there is initially a test inclusion or exclusion of 10 days for the unwilling.

There can be no more grace.
The police are instructed to sweep all asymptomatic healthy people who can be shown to be walking around freely without an injection or a health certificate from the street on the spot.

There were no special blocking times here, unlike in Germany back then, in order not to allow malicious comparisons to arise.
Freedom should clearly prevail here.

Paths to work and the work itself are of course approved for the lepers in order to increase the gross national product.
Leisure activities of all kinds, on the other hand, can no longer be tolerated, as the virtual viruses have been shown to be particularly virulent and dangerous in such an environment.

The reality is that seven billion people have to be injected through … voluntarily and no matter what the cost.
Austria must not be left out.
From the point of view of the Austrian government, the current measure is suitable to significantly promote this voluntariness.
And no, of course there will be no vaccination Gestapo, it is all intolerable scaremongering”.

My best regards to all, Venus