France: the gardeners go to the roof

 

The world’s largest roof farm will open soon in Paris. 14,000 square meters vegetable garden on a roof! Agriculture is different too!

 

Large roof farms are not new.
The advantage: no long transport routes and old, forgotten vegetables, which can be stored only for a limited time, find their way back to the table.
Urban gardens and community gardens are a worldwide phenomenon. More and more people are coming together to shape their environment together and grow organic food.

After French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume announced that France will stop using glyphosate and also encourage organic fruit and vegetables, Paris will open the world’s largest rooftop farm with around 14,000 square meters.

Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume recommends organic and biodynamic agriculture and urges producers to return to the farming practices used by their grandparents, which have been forgotten.

With success, because in France, 3,000 producers of fruit and vegetables have joined in one year, avoiding pesticides using nets, different agronomic techniques and crop rotation.

The plants are grown in the air like on a traditional farm, but in vertical watchtowers similar to those used in indoor farms like Plenty, a robotic farm in Silicon Valley. On the sides of the towers sprout plants that allow to grow more food in a small space. The system is aeroponic, ie no soil is used, and the plants are fed with a nutrient-filled mist that meets biologic standards and uses little water.

 

Vertical agriculture – fields and pastures should no longer extend to the horizon, but into the air: floor above floor, in the middle of the city. The hope is a revolution in agriculture and an answer to the question of how we feed humanity. More than seven billion people inhabit the earth today, and in the year 2050 it will be over nine billion, according to United Nations estimates. 70 percent of them will live in cities.

Can we produce enough food for everyone on the planet? A question many scientists around the world ask themselves. In Singapore, “Skygreen” provides an example of how this is possible, not just technically, but also economically.
Increasing food safety through this food production, also due to the impact of global climate change, is 10 times more productive per square meter than conventional agriculture, according to the Skygreen video.

The Singapore Vertical-Farms that herald an Agricultural Revolution –Take a look, it’s worth it.

 

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/18/france-the-gardeners-go-to-the-roof/

 

My comment: I would like to try the salad from the Roof Gardens, but if we want to talk seriously about global hunger and solving this problem, it certainly is not a suitable solution for world food.

The cause of misery on this planet, hunger, massacre, climatic catastrophe, destruction of the forest and the oceans is primarily due to the uncontrolled, inexorable proliferation of human species.

And more and more children are being made, who in future will have a large share of blame for the climate catastrophe and the rise of animal misery.

Because also the man of the future needs his food, his wood, his plastic, his house, his car … the more people the more climate and animal misery, that’s how easy it is.

To put a child into the world today has less to do with love than with cruelty.

Therefore, such projects do not really help. What really can help us is rethinking about overpopulation around the world.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

The chicken: the most popular victim in the world

From an interesting article of the German newspaper “taz”:

“Since April of this year, the “Climate Cabinet” of the Federal Government has been struggling to find sustainable solutions for transport and agriculture. German society is debating meat abstinence, and consumption of beef and pork is slowly declining. Only the chicken has none of it.

 

622 million broiler chickens landed in slaughterhouses in 2018, 23 million more than in the previous year. 81 percent of all slaughtered animals in Germany are broiler chickens. Chicken breast fillet, 300 grams for 4 euros. Never before has so much poultry been consumed as it is today.

Not only in Germany, but worldwide.

The chicken has become a mass product. The super-bred chicken that grows faster and delivers more meat and eggs than ever before.

“The Ross 308 is recognized worldwide as a broiler that delivers consistent performance. Producers appreciate the growth rate, feed efficiency and robust performance of the Ross 308. “

This is how it is in the product description of the animal.

Read on the website of the American company Aviagen, one of the largest broiler breeders in the world. There is also a manual for the Ross 308, called “Broiler Manual.”

In addition to tips on temperature control in the house and the recommended amount of feed and the performance of the animals is recorded. Four kilos in 40 days!

The American company belongs to the German Erich Wesjohann Group, EW Group for short, a network of 28 German and 81 foreign companies.
The group is the world market leader in chicken genetics.

Through breeding, the EW Group has succeeded in turning the chicken from a tender little bird into a chunk of meat.
In a machine whose body weighs about three kilos more than in 1957, and almost twice as many eggs laid as in the 1960s, today about 300 pieces per year.

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/17/the-chicken-the-most-popular-victim-in-the-world/

 

My comment: What we see in the photo is what’s be eaten all around the world.

The offer responds to demand; The buyer is responsible. Every animal killed is a murder that we order!
And companies like Wiesenhof or Aviagen are the ones who commit this murder.

The argument that torment breeding is the result of the demand for cheap meat is wrong and hypocritical!

The price has nothing to do with the conditions of keeping or the conditions of production of meat or other animal products.

Foie gras e.g. is (allegedly) a delicacy, is offered at maximum prices. The “production” is hard to beat every disgusting animal cruelty.

Just like the caviar. The sturgeons are slashed alive, the eggs removed, the animal thrown away.

Lobster is often thrown alive in boiling water (in Germany even the prescribed killing species).

Just because something is expensive does not mean that the animal has not to suffer.

Likewise, no one can guarantee that expensive chickens on the shelf had a nice life in the stable!
Whether it’s a conventional or a “Ross 308” chicken, in the end, all animals die a cruel death.

It is high time to finish the murderous work of the chicken barons and butchers.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

Hunting is murder

 

Puffins are among the most popular birds worldwide.

 

Unfortunately not only with animal friends, but also with hunters. Iceland is home to the largest stock of this species of alken – and mercilessly releases the endangered migratory birds.

Images of the puffin hunt are currently making the rounds, posted on the Facebook page Ban Trophy Hunting. It is all about British foreign fighters who go in the far north on the bird stalk.

But also German hunters seem to enjoy the hunt for the colorful birds: So you can book for example at “Malepartus Hunting Travel” for 1040 € a trip to Iceland – per shot puffin you pay 20 € “shooting fee”!

 

The hunting for razorbills, fulmars and seals is also offered here to the German speaking public, quite legally! If you reject this form of tourism, the company Malepartus writes your opinion! Here is the link to Iceland Hunt: https://www.malepartus-jagdreisen.com/island.html

 

The picture shows the screenshot of an Icelandic hunting agency, which advertises big “routes” in the puffin hunt.

Source: Committee against the bird murder e.V.

My comment: Yesterday I looked at this website and I’m really horrified. And angry! https://www.huntingiceland.com/

Mentally ill murderers proudly pose in front of the murdered victims, and with these pictures, this club advertises travel to different regions of the world.

How primitive and murderous can human nature be!

Instead of evolving and rising to a higher spiritual level, the screw of intellectual and moral development is falling at breakneck speed.

Hunt only satisfies psychopaths.

The fact that there are still “hunters and trophy collectors” is a sign that we are developing faster and faster in the Stone Age than it has lasted to evolve into modern times.
The worst thing is that this animalistic drive is infiltrating more and more industrialists, politicians, celebrities, etc., who feel they are elite.

Hunting is and remains murder, hunters are mentally ill murderers!

Please sign the Petition: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/petition-stop-organized-puffin-hunting-iceland/

 

My best regards to all, Venus

 

dreaming…

 

 

“…That’s why dogs are happier than humans…”

 

Best regards to all, Venus

 

Living sushi…and we thought, we would have seen everything

 

And there is nothing that does not exist!!We are now prepared for everything.

Also on live frogs that are eaten.

 

 

It is an older video where the half-living frog was served with ice cubes, soy sauce, a piece of lemon. The upper body of the amphibian is served as a decoration on the plate and is in the last live moves.

The big eyes gaze at the restaurant visitors, the muscles twitch every now and then, the arms move, even the eyelids blink.

Frogs are a delicacy especially in the kitchens of France, Western Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Louisiana and the Caribbean, and generally in South and East Asia and parts of Africa. These frogs are mainly imported from Asia. The main exporter is Indonesia. Over thousands of miles, they must endure in tight transport boxes.

Arrived at the destination, their legs are cut off without any anestheticdesperately wriggling, the frogs die a painful and slow death.

It is really horrible that we must read that in Central Asia it is a delicacy to eat fallopian tubes of frogs or even the ovaries, also known as ovaries. The court is called Hasma (Harsmar, Hashima).

 

These are usually used by the Asian Common Frog (Rana chensinensis). Because of its whitish appearance, Hasma is often falsely described as a “snowflake fat”. Hasma is produced in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning in China.

The soup from Hasma is also served in North American cities with a large Chinese population. But mainly in China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In the following video you can see the frog farm, here live tens of thousands of frogs.

 

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/15/living-sushi-and-we-thought-we-would-have-seen-everything/

 

My comment: It is frightening to see how many places in Europe now sell frogs’ legs again and are prepared and eaten in restaurants.

In the “wild frog harvest” the back frog extremities are separated, from living body!!

Most of the imported frog legs are still from these wild catches.

Frog thighs may not look anyone in the eye, but they are ALSO a horrible cruelty, like any food made from animal corpses.

Only that the “civilized” society in Europe can not endure the living gaze of a victim on the plate and therefore dead body parts are preferred and served.

Best regrads, Venus

 

Undercover in Poland: becoming a butcher!

 

 

The undercover journalist Patryk Szczepaniak tells very excitingly how he prepared for his role as “butchers” for a slaughterhouse in Poland. The results of his investigative work were sensational. https://gijn.org/2019/08/05/becoming-a-butcher-lessons-from-working-undercover/

His report follows:

“In early October 2018, Tomasz Patora and I started to take a closer look into the Polish cattle industry. We had a tip-off: A slaughterhouse (or abattoir) in Poland was selling the meat of sick cattle, some of which had arrived at the facility already dead. After conducting some initial background research and sneaking around the slaughterhouse a few times in the cover of night, we knew our source was telling the truth. The only problem was how we were going to get inside to prove it. After a long discussion with our editor at the investigative program Superwizjer of TVN Discovery Poland, we decided that one of us needed to go undercover and get hired as a butcher.

Happily, I got the job.

 Patryk Szczepaniak went undercover to investigate a slaughterhouse in Warsaw, where he secretly recorded video. Image: Courtesy TVN Discovery Poland

 

We also knew that the slaughterhouse would take in diseased, dead cows for free. We knew that sometimes the sick cows had broken legs, or that their bones wouldn’t pop back in their hips after giving birth.

We also knew that after those sick cows were slaughtered, the carcasses were cleaned and visible marks of diseases were cut away, and that the meat of those sick cows were regularly sold on for human consumption. And we knew that all of this was done without any oversight by the state’s veterinary office.

We estimated that by killing around 20 sick cows per day, the slaughterhouse would earn around $660,000 of pure profit per year; if it killed only the healthy ones, its profits would come in at around $91,000 per year.

Poland produced almost 438,000 tons of bovine meat worth $1.5 million in 2018, and more than 80% of that was exported to European Union and beyond.

 

Before going to the slaughterhouse and asking for the job, I prepared two stories and, based on how the situation inside developed, I could choose two different paths to explain how I ended up at a slaughterhouse in the countryside, far away from major cities.

During the job interview, I began to sense that my initial story paths wouldn’t work, so I had to come up with a third story path. So I said my girlfriend had fallen pregnant by another man, which left me distraught and far away from home.

I know it sounds really cliched, but that’s the one that landed me the job.

Change of personality. Adapt to your environment. If it is an academic environment, behave and speak like an academic. If it’s a slaughterhouse, behave and speak like a butcher”.

I worked undercover for almost three weeks in November 2018 to expose the slaughterhouse.

Image: Courtesy TVN Discovery Poland

I managed to document and film the pulling, by a rope, of sick and dead cows into the slaughterhouse; the preparation and cleaning of the sick and dead cows for further sale; the slaughter of cows in advanced stages of pregnancy; the disposal of both small and large fetuses; a wide range of animal cruelty acts; the loading of rotting carcasses into trucks for further sale; stamping by workers, my boss, and myself with an official veterinary stamp that was intended to show that the meat was examined by the veterinary service when it was not; and conversations with workers and the head of the company about procedure.

Altogether we had around 120 hours of undercover footage”.

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/15/undercover-in-poland-becoming-a-butcher/

 

My comment:  And we immediately remember the German scandal, which has the same criminal barbarity against sick and injured cows here, in “civilized” Germany.

 

Image: SOKO Tierschutz e.V, Germany

The SOKO Organization also got acquainted with undercover video material, we had reported it . https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/04/13/germany-crime-continues-in-slaughterhouses/

That was in March and April 2019, and that was the tenth slaughterhouse scandal in Germany within two years.

Connected to this is a criminal network of hundreds of farmers, livestock dealers and veterinarians who operate and support the illegal and highly profitable trade in so-called downer cows.

A farmer who was confronted with pictures of his farm said without any sense of guilt:

“It is not an isolated case that animals are so charged when they can no longer walk independently. That’s just like that. That’s economy. We do business. “

Our Agriculture Minister of Germany, Julia Klöckner said: We do not need a self-proclaimed stable police, which controls the compliance with animal welfare. It is up to the state to prosecute farmers who keep their animals bad “.

Klöckner announced that the federal government wanted to punish stabling burglaries even more in this legislative period. So far, activists often go unpunished, gaining access to stables and secretly filming. Farmers criticize this.

 

Klöckner: “The thing is very clear: burglary is burglary. Animal rights activists would have to abide by laws”.

No thing is clear in slaughterhouses before a brave undercover team goes in and films what corrupt politicians consider as “clear”.

Thanks to these people, we know how every system, and not just that of Poland, works with the meat mafia.

The walls of slaughterhouses have long been made of glass, but no one wants to know what’s going on in there.

 

My best regards to all, Venus

EU-animal transport guides: animals are tranported in the best possible ways

 

“As a proffessional driver, the animals are in your hands. You need a certificate of competence to carry live animals.

Image: Manfred Karremann

 

 

European Commission, DG Sante pilot project: “Three years ago our consortium started the adventure of developing good and better practices for the transport of 5 groups of animals.

Now in February 2019, we completed the EU project work, having developed guidelines, fact sheets, videos and having toured many European countries to forward our findings and discuss how to improve animal transport. Although officially this means the end of the project, we will keep on spreading our messages. This website will be kept alive and we hope that we will even be able to add additional translations of our documents on a later stage.

Our Facebook page will also be kept alive and report routinely on EU events on animal transport.

We invite everybody to keep using the recommendations to make sure animals are transported in the best possible ways (!!!)

(http://animaltransportguides.eu/notizie/transport-project-complete/)

And here is the visualization of the Animal Transport Guides (more videos on WorldAnimalsVoice)

 

EU-Kommission: ..”We invite everybody to keep using the recommendations to make sure animals are transported in the best possible ways” (!!!)

Eurogroup for Animals: The leading animal welfare organisation at EU level:
We are recognised by the European Parliament and Commission as the leading animal welfare organisation at EU level and represent animal welfare interests on many EU advisory committees and consultation bodies. Over the years we have been instrumental in achieving legal protection and EU standards which dramatically improve the way animals are treated.

 

Slaughter Lebanon EU cattle

For more (Videos) …at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/14/eu-animal-transport-guides-animals-are-transported-in-the-best-possible-ways/

 

And we mean: The video work is actually very good, congratulations.
What we do not quite understand, to whom are the videos directed.

To the truck driver?
And before 2018, before the project is completed, did the drivers not know which laws apply to animal transport at EU level?
And now that they finally know, do they have to follow these rules? Or only if they want?

The second is more likely to be the case, as most animal transports do not comply with EU regulations so far.
And because the EU, as the “largest agricultural lobby” (Jean Ziegler quote) respects the opinion of agriculture ministries, animal transporters, slaughterhouse owners.. much more than the life of animals.

The experience of the last months with the transport of 70,000 sheep in the Persian Gulf has shown us.
Even an EU Commissioner – Vitenis Andriukaitis – got involved, a courageous MEP Anja Hazenkamp was also on the ground; but in the end, none of these individuals (who were certainly involved in drafting Animal Transport Guides) could commit the mass murder of (certainly) a thousand sheep!!

Therefore, a very legitimate question arises: if truck drivers, agriculture ministers, slaughterhouse operators, transporters … regulate the transports only on a profit basis and not on the basis of EU-Animal Transpot Regulation, which instance is responsible for their punishment, and which paragraphs regulate their penalties?

So far, it seems that the EU has not thought about it yet.
But we do.
We have not seen any dramatic improvements in animal transport, on the contrary: the condition remains dramatic to catastrophic, with still a high degree of animal suffering.

This suffering can not improve videos if those who cause it are not punished severely.
It’s that easy, even the EU and its staff could understand it.

We are waiting for the infringement procedure against Romania.
Only when that happens can Eurogroup convince us of “dramatic improvements” in animal transport.

My best regards to all, Venus