Germany: Merkel Gives Two Fingers to EU Animal Welfare Regulations and Instead ‘Helps’ the Ukraine With Non-EU Compliant Funding for Egg Production – Causing Additional Suffering to 8 Million Hens.

“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.

Angela Merkel:

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:

Rio summit to make fresh bid to tackle environment woes

RIO DE JANEIRO: A crucial summit on global development kicks off here today with nearly 20 heads of state and government, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in attendance in a fresh bid to rally the world behind a common environmental blueprint amid economic woes and discord.

As calls go out to world leaders to commit to reaching an accord that addresses the most pressing environment and social woes, Singh will pitch for the principle of common but differentiated responsibility during the meeting, 20 years after the first Earth Summit was held in this Brazilian city.

How very typical: Angela Merkel and David Cameron are not attending – so much for their environmental view on the worlds future !

US President Barack Obama and leaders of Germany and Britain — Angela Merkel and David Cameronare NOT attending the two-day Summit, officially called the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading the US delegation.

Germany: The Mink (Fur) Farm Which Considers It Is Above the Law – Owned by Alfons Grosser; President of the German Fur Animal Breeders Society.


At this link above you see recent undercover footage and images of Germany’s most notorious mink farm at Bielefeld.

The owner, one Alfons Grosser (President of the German Fur animal breeder’s society), has repeatedly flouted the new regulations – for one, requiring more space for each animal (up to 10 times more than provided at this facility).

Authorities had also issued a ban on stabling animals in this way to this owner, which he also flouted.

The animals are caged much like plants in a hothouse, with rows upon rows in a closed storage building, with minimal temperature control/air conditioning – causing many animals to die of heat exhaustion.

Authorities are investigating.

SAV Comment – the authorities need to do more than just investigate; they need to close this whole operation down; prosecute and imprison Grosser – the major animal abuser !

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Israel Reconsidering Fur Ban

by Alicia Graef

August 9, 2012

A bill brought before the Knesset at the end of July may, if passed, make Israel the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur, reports the Jerusalem Post.

The bill, drafted by MK Ronit Tirosh (Kadima) in conjunction with the Israel-based International Anti-Fur Coalition, received the support of eight Knesset members from across the political spectrum – Tirosh, Eitan Cabel (Labor), Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), Yoel Hasson (Kadima), Dov Henin (Hadash), Miri Regev (Likud), Nino Abesadze (Kadima) and Masud Ganaim (United Arab List).

An independent opinion poll conducted for the International Anti-Fur Coalition and Israeli animal rights group Let Animals Live found 86 percent of Israelis believe killing animals for their fur is morally wrong and 79 percent would support a nationwide ban.

However, previous efforts to ban fur sales in Israel received opposition from the fur industry, which doesn’t want anything cutting into its profits, or to see anyone pave the way towards an end to the fur trade, but also by the Orthodox Jewish community, whose cultural headdress, called a shtreimel, is made of fur.

This time around, the bill will allow for the sale of fur used in science or to express cultural identity.

The text of the bill explains that there is no longer any necessity for fur, as synthetic fabrics heat much more efficiently, and fur is now simply a fashion item and status symbol. A ban on the sale of fur within Israel would provide animals protection according to the Animal Welfare Law, and would be in accordance with the values of human compassion and Judaism, the bill text says.

“Fighting for people’s consciousness is a daily undertaking, and this legislation may yet save millions of animals. It’s time to do this at last and finally end the fur trade in Israel. Such legislation should gain immense respect for Israel and its citizens.

Another important point to note is that unlike the first bill, proposed by MK Ronit Tirosh, the new bill doesn’t suggest a ban on fur imports, hence the bill is an entirely internal matter and any intervention by foreign furriers will be neither ethical nor justified,” said Jane Halevy, chairperson of the International Anti-Fur Coalition.