Demonstration against animal abusing Belgian slaughterhouse

This 3 April 2017 video is about a demonstration today against the animal abusing Belgian slaughterhouse in Tielt.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

At the controversial slaughterhouse in Tielt, West Flanders province, hundreds of people have demonstrated. They want the pork slaughterhouse to be permanently closed or at least guarantees that no more abuses will take place.

This happened after publication of a video showing that the pigs in the slaughterhouse are mistreated by staff. The Flemish government after that immediately closed down the plant and all other slaughterhouses will be investigated. The owner is still appealing the closure at the State Council.

That court case will continue on 20 April.

The demonstrators are from various animal rights organizations such as Animal Rights, Animal Liberation Front and Gaia. With banners and leaflets they demand that slaughter in this way should stop.

Also local residents joined the protest. They want the animals to be treated better, but they also complain about the inconvenience [by the slaughterhouse] to the neighborhood. They had pamphlets with them which said “Je suis Tielt”.

At the gate of the slaughterhouse white roses were laid to commemorate all animals.

Corporate chicken abuse, also in Tielt: here.

7 thoughts on “Demonstration against animal abusing Belgian slaughterhouse

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  2. Dear friends,

    They were burnt alive — 20,000 pigs packed into tiny pens with nowhere to run.

    But his farms were hell long before that: sick piglets beaten to death, extreme overcrowding, animals left suffering with broken bones and protruding organs.

    Dutch farmer Adriaan Straathof has a gruesome reputation and Germany has already banned his farming. Now other EU countries must do the same.

    The farmer hopes to just carry on, but if we make this huge, we can force a whole new level of scrutiny, and get regulators to suspend his permits while all his farms are urgently investigated. There’s no time to lose!

    Sign with one click: No More Torture Farms

    To local, regional, national, and European regulators:

    “As citizens outraged but the incredible suffering of animals on farms owned by Adriaan Straathof, we urge you to take advantage of all possibilities offered by local, regional, national, and European laws to withdraw his farming permits, ensuring he is unable to farm or keep any livestock or other animals. We also urge you to pass stricter fire and animal welfare regulation to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

    Sign with one click: No More Torture Farms

    Straathof is one of the biggest pig farmers in the EU, with 6 mega farms in the Netherlands and a string of others in Hungary and Germany. And while the Dutch food safety authority has inspected his farms 14 times, and reports of abuse, fines, and violations are piling up, he’s just got a permit to farm another 11,000 pigs!

    Enough — this isn’t farming, it’s industrial torture!

    Together we can make sure that these were his last victims. Let’s create a massive public appeal, forcing regulators to intervene and stop the next bloodbath:

    Sign with one click: No More Torture Farms

    Our movement has been on the frontline of fighting violence against animals, from China’s dog meat festival, to the cruel trade in horse blood. We know that when we come together in massive numbers to protect animals, incredible things can happen — and this time will be no different.

    With hope and determination,

    Mike, Anneke, Luca, Danny and the entire Avaaz team

    More information:

    20,000 pigs die in latest massive Dutch factory farm fire (Dutch News)

    20,000 pigs die in devastating Dutch farm fire (AgriLand)


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