Jeroen van Wijk in the Netherlands made this video.
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.
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.
This 23 March 2017 Dutch language video is by Belgian organisation Animal Rights.
It shows massive animal abuse in a big Belgian corporate slaughterhouse in Tielt town.
A petition to stop that is here.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
Gross abuses revealed in Belgium’s biggest slaughterhouse
Today, 13:41; Edited on Today, 16:25
Animal welfare organization Animal Rights reports serious abuses in a pig slaughterhouse in Tielt, Belgium. Pigs are beaten by staff, kicked and dragged by the ears. Animals that are unable to walk after transport are dragged out of the trucks with chains around the legs, says Animal Rights.
The slaughterhouse violates the food regulations. Animals arriving dead at the slaughterhouse are still butchered. That is prohibited. Moreover, workers cut the earmarks of live pigs off to cover up their foreign origin. The slaughterhouse thereby is circumventing export legislation.
The slaughterhouse is the largest in Belgium and handles 25,000 to 35,000 pigs per week. Part of that goes to the Netherlands. According to director Molenaar of Animal Rights the meat goes to dozens of upmarket and quality butchers in the Netherlands.
Animal Rights filmed for a month long undercover at the slaughterhouse. In a video on the animal welfare organization’s website one can see the images. The slaughterhouse is part of the Debra-Group, one of the largest pork slaughter and production companies in Belgium. Animal Rights wants to force the company to close the slaughterhouse through legal action. …
Supermarket chain Delhaize has stopped cooperation with the slaughterhouse immediately. A spokesman calls it unacceptable that the company does not respect animal welfare.
This 19 September 2016 satiric music video from Britain is called UB4Cameron – “Dead Dead Swine”.
The song is a parody of the song “Red red wine” by British band UB40.
The lyrics are:
Dead, dead swine
Only the head
I can’t forget how I seeded that sow
At the time, I was in my prime
And I don’t mean Minister
I was young and full of spunk
And things turned quite sinister
Dead, dead swine
I had no choice
They stood to applaud my pork sword
I was desperate to join
Their exclusive dining club
So I placed it on my groin
And gave it a damn good scrub
Dead, dead swine
Did what I had to do
So they’d let me into
Their merry band
I thought of England
This 28 May 2016 video by Michael de Vries from Ede in the Netherlands shows a wild boar family, which the video maker met for the third time.