German animal protection office hands over petition 134.789 Oldenburg signatures against scandal-slaughterhouse

The animal rights group handed over the signatures to the Lower Saxony Ministry of Agriculture.

BildToday, the German animal protection office has a petition, which calls for the closure of Oldenburg scandal slaughterhouse and 134.789 Supported found, an Rainer Beckedorf, State Secretary at the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, to hand over. Also present was Dr. Michaela Dämmrich, Animal Welfare Officer of the State of Lower Saxony. The animal rights organization had the petition in November last year in connection with the release of secretly entstandenem video material from the slaughterhouse, the cases of extreme cruelty to animals showed, placed. State Secretary Rainer Beckedorf took the signatures against representative of the Lower Saxony Agriculture Minister Barbara Otte-Kinast, to which the German animal protection office and his supporters with the petition and the demand, to put an end to animal cruelty and the slaughterhouse, directed. “shows the enormous number of signatures, how scary the conditions in the slaughterhouse Oldenburg for many people were and are. It can not and must not be, that it goes into operation again, and with the delivery of the signatures underpins once more the requirement of permanent closure”, so Jan Peifer, Chairman of the German animal protection office.

beginning of November 2018 had the German animal protection office footage, documents the cruelty to animals in the slaughterhouse Oldenburg, the prosecutor Oldenburg, presented to the competent veterinary Oldenburg and the Ministry of Agriculture in Hanover. The pictures show cases of extreme violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the offenses indicated slaughterhouse. The slaughterhouse itself subsequently confirmed basically the allegations. The image recordings were made with hidden cameras in the period of September and October 2018 and comprise about 600 Hours of video. Shortly afterwards, had the slaughterhouse- company announces, to suspend the operation immediately and responding to the enormous public pressure, which was caused by the publication of the pictures by the German animal protection office. ensured extra attention, that could be seen on the material and official veterinarians, what the city of Oldenburg also confirmed shortly after the release. Am 8. December organized by the German animal protection office, a big demonstration with more than 450 People from the slaughterhouse and called for the permanent closure of the plant and consequences for those responsible.

The revelations from the slaughterhouse in Oldenburg was one of several cases of revelations animal-torturing states in Lower Saxony slaughterhouses over the past six months. Only in the past few days, the organization made SOKO animal welfare public, how farmers, are responsible slaughterhouse employees and transport companies to inflict suffering on animals states in a slaughterhouse in Stade. “Given the enormous accumulation of extreme cruelty to animals in slaughterhouses in Lower Saxony can speak more of, either individually, but from a clear error in the system – and yet nothing has done to date. Minister Otte-Kinast need for urgently take responsibility and not only populist but little purposeful proposals, as a self-imposed video surveillance, come up”, so Jan Peifer.

The close cooperation of the Oldenburg slaughterhouse with the meat- and sausage producer Gold Schmaus GmbH has existed since at least 2017. According to company internal information and entries in the commercial register is gold Schmaus at least since 2018 Co-owner and operator of the plant in Oldenburg. The message of gold Schmaus, not to instruct the slaughterhouse after emergence of the scandal with slaughter, probably led to the transitory cessation of operations. Many trading partners of gold Schmaus, he knows z.B. Frosta, Rule, Bünting the group, the supermarket chain HIT from North Rhine-Westphalia, EDEKA, ALDI, Lidl and Norma had shocked reacts to the images and ends the cooperation and supplier relationships following the publications. The furniture chain IKEA, involved the part of their hot dog sausages of gold feast, distanced himself publicly after the announcement of the business. The End 2018 Gold announced feast then the complete takeover of the company with the promise of improvement – but without taking responsibility.

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