“The eggs are not meant for the EU market” – Does this mean that animal abuse is ok by German government regulations as a result ?
The German government – that is the German department of trade and industry – is helping out the Ukraine with 2 export credit guarantees for building 2 huge egg-producing facilities (Avangardco) housing some 8 million (3 and 5 resp.) hens in cages which are forbidden in Germany and the rest of the EU.
The department has been heavily criticised for this, as this supports something that is now illegal in Germany and throughout the EU. The department, in turn, defends this support with the fact that the produced eggs are not meant for the EU market.
What this means in effect is that the German government is only really interested in promoting itself throughout Europe, regardless of what suffers as a consequence – in thios case, 8 million hens.
The attitude of the German government is one of ‘the eggs are not meant for the EU market’, in other words; animals can continue to be abused with german government approval; they will rubber stamp animal abuse in non EU parts of Europe; just as long as the European (EU) consumer is not affected. So whats the problem ?
This, it must be remembered, is from the Christian Democratic Union (Germany); a party headed by Angela Merkel; a woman who hates anything and everything environmental and ‘Green’. As long as she is making money, then nothing else really matters for this woman.
Christian Democratic Union (Germany):
The Spiegel article is here:
The protest by the German “Albert Schweitzer-stiftung” here:
Past SAV links associated with non-Green Merkel:
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