About 50 couples nest there.
Karel Verbruggen made the video.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Belgians indignant about language course: ‘Daddy throws a bomb‘
In Belgium there is a fuss about texts in a French textbook for immigrants. In the book, already used for three years by an institution in the Brussels municipality of Anderlecht, are sentences like “Dad throws a bomb and goes to prison” and “He shows me the bomb“.
A woman helping an Iraqi refugee to integrate discovered the sentences last week and published a page from the book online. She calls the example sentences unacceptable. “Are they aware that this is about educational material that supposedly promotes the integration of these people?”
Social media is outraged. Many Belgians are ashamed that these sentences are used to teach refugees and other immigrants French. Some people think the book is fake, but the director of the educational institution where it is used has confirmed its authenticity.
The director of the Center Erasme in Anderlecht calls the texts “wrong”. In his defense, he claims that it is impossible to check all the lesson material with their small number of teachers.
Then, suddenly a man, estimated to be in his fifties, appeared. He screamed: ‘The PTB are all idiots! So, I attack them!‘ The, presumably extreme right, man then attacked Hedebouw with a knife.
Though Hedebouw was injured, he still did his speech; and went to the hospital after the rally. He promised to come back to the May Day participants after the hospital, for the May Day march. ‘They can’t silence us’.
The attacker was arrested. Besides the knife, he had pepper spray as well on him. As he, presumably, was not a Muslim, corporate media probably won’t call him a ‘terrorist’. Like the nazi murderer of British MP Jo Cox was also often not called ‘terrorist’.
Raoul Hedebouw is a 39-year-old biologist.
Dutch NOS TV compares Hedebouw’s PTB-PVDA party to the left movement of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in France.
This 13 April 2017 video shows two mute swans in love.
Tonny Vermeulen made this video in Genk, Belgium.
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.
Animal abuse in slaughterhouses is not limited to France, or to 2015.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
‘Horror slaughterhouse in Tielt wants to expand considerably’
The controversial slaughterhouse in the Belgian town of Tielt wants to expand significantly. It plans to slaughter a million pigs more annually, Belgian media report. Now 1.5 million animals annually are slaughtered; it must be 2.5 million if management will have its way.
However, it is questionable whether that will happen, since production at the slaughterhouse is at a temporary halt. Animal rights activists recently filmed undercover at the slaughterhouse. So images have come out of severe animal cruelty.
Even crippled pigs were kicked by aggressive staff, beaten and dragged by their ears on the ground in trails of blood. The meat from the slaughterhouse is also sold in dozens of Dutch upmarket butchers’ shops.
The management of the slaughterhouse months ago asked for permission to expand. Provincial politicians are said to have agreed already, but the municipality of Tielt, according to Belgian media, opposes the expansion.
A Flemish member of parliament believes that the government should stop the expansion and asks his colleagues to demand that. He believes it is too crazy for words that the bosses think about expansion.