Every year approximately 80 billion land animals are brutally slaughtered for human consumption.
Never in history has the demand for meat been so high, nor have the conditions in which meat is produced been so inhumane.
From battery cages to hormones to routine undercover footage of excessive violence by workers, factory farmed animals live humiliating, painful lives filled with unthinkable amounts of suffering.
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A broiler chicken is now four times the size of what it was in the 1950s, and it takes companies only 6 weeks — well under half the time it used to – to grow these poor animals to their slaughter weight.
In addition to added weight leading many chickens to be virtually unable to move, many die excruciatingly painful deaths, with their throats cut while they are conscious.
Some chickens survive even this, only to be dragged through boiling water that defeathers them, still alive.
This conversation is not new.
The horrors of factory farms are well-known and well-documented, and most Americans believe that the conditions in which animals are slaughtered en masse are unethical.
In recent years, concern for factory farming conditions has increased, with research echoing what animal rights organizations have been saying for decades: that animals are sentient, capable of experiencing pain and suffering, and have a right to dignified livelihoods.
Somehow, despite growing awareness and a rise in diets that reduce or altogether eliminate the consumption of animal products, the USDA has still yet to comprehensively reform our factory farming regulation.
Sign now if you agree that fixing the horrors of factory farms is long overdue!
We demand comprehensive animal welfare reform in factory farming now!
And I mean…Animal population Germany:
26 million pigs
11 million cattle
173 million poultry
In the first 6 months of 2020, 233,000 tons of pork were exported to China, half of the years before.
Factory farming has a huge impact on the environment.
A pig eats and metabolizes 4 times that of a human. Most of these feedstuffs are imported.
Animal rearing is the main reason the rainforest is cleared!
In Europe, too, feed production contributes to the reduction of biodiversity.
Whether methane gas, ammonia or feces, the environmental pollution is enormous, groundwater and surface water are contaminated.
The prevailing opinion is that German products are animal welfare … that is not true!
There are a number of countries with much stricter animal protection (by the way, Germany also works with miserable protection when compared to animal experiments).
It’s nasty typical chauvinist behavior and nasty complacency to always be the best and claim “we have the best animal welfare law.”
IT IS NOT TRUE !
There are of course plenty of misconduct and scandals.
At least for the companies where these were discovered.
But that doesn’t change anything about the overall situation… if we look at organic farm and organic slaughterhouse scandals, Germany comes off very badly
Let’s take batteries and cages.
Both have been banned in Switzerland since 1992!
Germany is not one step ahead.
Battery has been banned since 2013 and has been replaced by cage. With a battery, the chicken has 550 square centimeters ... read that correctly … SQUARE CENTIMETERS!
In the supposedly animal-friendly cage system, there are 780 square centimeters ….. that is an incredible 28×28 cm ….. and that is standard for laying hens in Germany too!
When it comes to fattening, there is no maximum number of animals and 90% of broiler chickens in Germany live in stalls with more than 100,000 animals.
Anyone who babbles about achieved animal welfare in Germany when 90% of the animals are at the worst level should live like this for a month themselves.
My best regards to all, Venus