Switzerland: prohibits the shredding of chicks

 

 

 

Switzerland is serious: From 1 January 2020, the shredding of male day old chicks in the Alpine republic is prohibited.

 

 

It stands to reason that the shredding of a live animal is not in line with Article 1 of the Animal Welfare Act, the Commission notes.

According to the article, the purpose of the law is to protect the dignity and well-being of the animal.
Chicks are shredded with the “wrong” sex. This is – regardless of the shredding – controversial.

The commission notes that it is questionable whether it is ethically acceptable to kill a chick for the sole reason that it is a male from a laying hen line.

 

 

The trend to breed breeds only for egg laying or for meat production makes the animal a simple subject of production and leads to absurdities such as the shredding of live male chicks. With this ethical intention, the Kommission received a petition from the Vegan Society Switzerland.

The suffocation caused by carbon dioxide, however, remains allowed. Research is currently in a sex determination already in the breed egg.

https://www.dnn.de/Nachrichten/Panorama/Ab-kommendem-Jahr-Schweiz-verbietet-Schreddern-von-Kueken

My comment: Every little step that enhances the chicken’s KZ`s is welcome.

In Germany, the maltreatment of the day chicks is allowed.

Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner, the girlfriend and lobbyist of slaughterhouses, sees no use for the chickens children and currently no alternative to shredding at the moment, as well as to the piglet castration without anesthesia wich she has prolonged for another two years, ie until 2020.

Fortunately, we have here in Germany a humorous so-called “Animal Protection Law” and it says:

“Nobody is allowed to cause pain, suffering or harm to an animal for no good reason . “
Ethically and morally, we are well ahead in the paper.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Climate rescue: don`t chatter, do!!

 

 

In Alaska, there has been widespread mass extinction of seabirds and other marine animals for five years.

 

This year, the NOAA fishery detected an unusually high number of dead gray whales and sea lions. More than 120 gray whales have been washed ashore, about 300 dead seals have been registered, and thousands of dead seabirds have been washed ashore on Alaska’s beaches this year.

 

Although the autopsies are ongoing, their death is due to emaciation and hunger. The most obvious explanation, according to the scientists, for the mass extinction of marine animals since 2015 is the warmer sea temperatures.

In Alaska, global warming is particularly fast and intense. The ice cover around Alaska usually lasts until the end of May. This year it disappeared in March.

Alaska recorded a record high of 32.2 degrees this summer. It was the highest ever recorded in Alaska since the beginning of the registration of weather record.

 

“What happens on Alaska’s shores basically affects each of us, “ told Brian Brettschneider of the International Arctic Research Center to CNN.

“Most people feel the effects of climate change, even if they do not know or want to downplay it. Dramatic changes happen and they increase. “

 

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/10/29/climate-rescue-dont-chatter-do/

 

My comment: We lost a lot of time talking and thinking about climate rescue.

We urgently need committed professionals with a clear plan to solve the real problems on this planet, rather than any climate prophets, such as the media product of Greta Thunberg, for example, wich de recognized and acclaimed by politicians, rulers, mass media, industrialists, etc., as the deus ex macina of climate salvation.

Everyone is currently living from the maded panic, everyone claims we do not have time, but everyone takes the time to chatter and do nothing.

Abolition of factory farming, control over population growth, high taxation of meat, state subsidization of vegan products, punishment of plastic waste, fair trade promotion and so much more would probably do more than the media theater of schoolchildren’s panic making.

In order to save climate, animals and nature we need an effective and not an elitist activism.

Best reegards to all, Venus