Sample Letter to Copy and Send to the German Ministry – Re Pig Keeping Proposal. Must Be Sent By 13/2/20.

Here is a link to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture:

At the top left you can read in either German or English – just select.

https://www.bmel.de/EN/Homepage/homepage_node.html;jsessionid=0EBA7248A085CC0E8DBB7490BAFEA764.2_cid288

On the site it tells us that:

Link – https://www.bmel.de/EN/Animals/AnimalWelfare/animal-welfare_node.html

Animal welfare is enshrined as a State goal in the German Basic Law and regulated in the Animal Welfare Act. Under the latter, animal keepers are obliged, in order to promote the welfare of their animals, to comply with the applicable regulations.

Animal welfare is an important issue for the BMEL. The ministry works on developing the existing regulations to support animal welfare. Other examples of ways in which the BMEL promotes animal welfare include sup-porting research projects, investments in livestock husbandry systems that conform to animal welfare principles, and the development of alternatives to animal testing. The ministry also supports and promotes better animal welfare standards – including for animal transportation – at EU and international level.

 

Why then we ask are they attempting to downgrade the methods for keeping intensive pigs ?

You can decide this.

If you wish to write to the Ministry about their pig keeping proposals, or anything else, then write directly to them at:

 

poststelle@bmel.bund.de

Regards WAV – 5/2/20.

SAMPLE LETTER

We have put sample letter together which you could copy, modify and send to the German ministry at https://www.bmel.de/DE/Servicemenue/Kontakt/kontakt_node.html

 

Send by E-Mail:      poststelle@bmel.bund.de

You can change the letter to meet your requirements; but please ensure you do not miss the main points.

Please add your name, nationality and address (if you wish).

Here is the sample letter which you can copy and send; modified if you wish:

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Date:

Sir / Madam;

On your official site you inform us that:

Animal welfare is an important issue for the BMEL. The ministry works on developing the existing regulations to support animal welfare. Other examples of ways in which the BMEL promotes animal welfare include sup-porting research projects, investments in livestock husbandry systems that conform to animal welfare principles, and the development of alternatives to animal testing. The ministry also supports and promotes better animal welfare standards – including for animal transportation – at EU and international level.

 

Better animal welfare to stop the cages; is what over 1.5 million EU citizens want, which (so far) are despised by the EU, because they don’t even get any information about the development of this debate about what they voted for.

Ex-EU parliamentarian Stefan.B.Eck, independent,  initiated the abolition of the painful rabbit breeding and petitioned against it, EU Commissioner Andriukaitis (then responsible) told him: “Stefan, I`m sorry, I can’t do anything for it “.

Then Stefan Eck said in his speech to the Commission: “The EU Commission must never put the word “morality” in its mouth; never!!”

So, can you please then explain to me – why them are you attempting to change the regulations relating to intensive pig welfare on 14/2/20 ? – where is your morality, or are you just a legislator for the farming industry and nothing else ? – your proposals will mean to even deprive pigs of space to stretch their legs ! – there is nothing ‘moral’ from you.

Your proposed approach which will be decided on 14/2 will neither develop existing regulations to IMPROVE animal welfare – in fact it will do quite the opposite; and by attempting to undertake changes to the regulations you are NOT promoting better animal welfare standards !

I would be very keen to hear your reasoning as to why you are attempting to downgrade animal welfare for intensive pig systems; when in fact you should be working to make intensive cage systems a thing of the past.

I request that for anything near to decent welfare standards, you work urgently to move away from intensive cage systems and instead promote free range. Clearly from your proposals, animal welfare improvements are NOT one of your priorities.

Please do not pretend to me and others that you are working to improve animal welfare when we know that your proposed changes for intensive pig keeping will result in the opposite of that.

Do not lie to us – break the cages and set the pigs and others free into a world of free range.

Yours;

Name

Nationality:

 

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