The stress for the animals is the same in every industrial slaughterhouse, whether in Germany or Austria.

The stress for the animals is the same in every industrial slaughterhouse, whether in Germany or Austria.

“Where is the limit to exploitation?”

The stress for the animals is the same in every industrial slaughterhouse, whether in Germany or Austria. Animals as sentient beings are so systematically mistreated that hardly anyone who is not completely brutalized manages to watch them. But even if animals are not tortured before being killed or even have had a good life: From an animal welfare point of view, the best solution is of course to forego meat and, best of all, all animal products. Because of course there is always the question: do we humans have the right to use animals (and where is the limit to exploitation?), Let alone kill them?

In line with our vision of a world in which people treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding, it is of course only logical that FOUR PAWS regards a meat-free diet as the ideal diet to strive for. We are happy about everyone who decides to forego meat or even animal products in general.

At the same time, we are aware that it is utopian that all people will switch to a vegetarian lifestyle in the foreseeable future. On the contrary: Unfortunately, many forecasts predict that global meat consumption will increase significantly in the long term, and with it the number of livestock kept.

Slaughterhouses: where animals can live well and die without fear

Nevertheless, anyone who does not want to give up meat entirely or simply cannot make it, can very well make their contribution. The 3R principle: Reduce, Refine, Replace is particularly suitable for a more animal-friendly diet. It is a concept that each of us can internalize and apply in everyday life. This means:

  • Reduce: Reduce the consumption of animal products such as meat, milk and eggs
  • Refine: When buying animal products, pay attention to animal and environmentally friendly agriculture. Find out what labels and ingredients mean. The more you know about the product, what it is made of and where it comes from, the easier it will be for you to make animal-friendly shopping choices.
  • Replace: Replace animal foods with plant-based alternatives from time to time. This has really gotten a lot easier in the last few years!

It’s not about using the moral club and trying to patronize others with your index finger. But what we at FOUR PAWS are very much about is to stand up for the animals that suffer from our consumption every day. To inform the public about grievances. To support farmers who want to get out of the system of industrialized factory farming and instead want to focus on animal welfare. In short: to stand up for an ethical and responsible way of life.

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huckleberryfinn Wed. July 15th. 2020 15:02

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The exploitation of workers has nothing to do with the meat cosum, it is politically accepted and therefore nothing changes. It would be very easy to change if you wanted to.

steff39 Wed., July 15. 2020 12:48

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If God had wanted us to only eat green fodder, he would have given us 4 stomachs – like the cows!

Fritz – Ulrich Hein Wed., July 15. 2020 11:24

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Of course, the writer wants to make us feel guilty. But that doesn’t make me a herbivore who eats the animals’ food. “4 paws” should be limited to 4 paws: dogs, cats, lions, tigers, etc. I don’t like to eat them either, but rabbits, red deer, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep. So now the rest of the Fiaker goulash is slowly warming up.

germanenburi Wed., July 15. 2020 11:08

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Many of our local farmers were made impossible to slaughter at home by (EU) requirements (which were simply not affordable for an average Austrian farm). This meant that direct purchases from trusted farmers fell flat. With these measures only the large companies and bulk meat processors were supported. Where was the cry of Four Paws? Co ???

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More and more people are asking themselves: Can, indeed, should one still eat meat with a clear conscience? It’s not about using the moral club and trying to patronize others with your index finger. It’s about creating awareness, says Eva Rosenberg, director at Vier Pfoten.

About Eva Rosenberg Eva Rosenberg is the director of FOUR PAWS Austria. The 36-year-old worked for many years in the European Parliament with a focus on foreign policy, transparency and human rights. Before her political career, the Lower Austrian, who studied journalism and political science at the University of Vienna, worked for communication agencies. / ** / # accordion_box_086 input {display: none} # accordion_box_086 label {cursor: pointer; display: block; background-color: # e9e3e3; font-weight: bold; padding: 5px 10px; } # accordion_box_086 label: after {display: inline-block; font-size: 10px; padding: 5px; content: ‘\ 25B6’; } # accordion_box_086 input: checked ~ label: after {content: ‘\ 25BC’; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content {max-height: 0; overflow: hidden; background-color: # e9e3e3; padding: 0 20px; box-sizing: border-box; transition: all 0.5s; } # accordion_box_086 input: checked ~ .accordion_box_content {max-height: 1000px; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content p {font-size: 15px; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content img {max-width: 100%; } / ** /

We have never before been shown so clearly how many negative consequences the consumption of meat, especially cheap meat, can have. Yes, we all always somehow knew that animals are poorly kept in intensive animal husbandry. But then again we don’t want to know exactly. A classic cognitive dissonance, that’s the technical term for it: You behave in exactly the opposite way to your own values. Because of course nobody who is in their right mind wants animals to be tortured. But then of course it tastes too good again, the partner just likes to eat it, and the meat from the best animal husbandry is again three times as expensive, the offer in the supermarket is tempting, in the restaurant we of course don’t ask any more where the schnitzel comes from comes, you don’t want to be an unpleasant guest at friends’s barbecue … and again we suppress the fact that we actually support animal torment.

“In the slaughterhouses, killing takes place very closely, in freezing temperatures.”

With the current corona cases in the slaughterhouses, also in Austria, the displacement is currently worse again. Because in addition to animal suffering, there is another argument against meat, namely the inhumane conditions for workers in the meat industry. Yes, of course it’s not as bad in Austria as it is in Germany. But even in this country, hardly any Austrian does this job: In the slaughterhouses, killing is carried out very quickly, in icy temperatures. It is a job that is largely carried out by migrants and the wages of which are disproportionate to the hardships. It is not for nothing that the word “exploitation” is used again and again in this context. This is why more and more people are asking themselves: Can, indeed, should one still eat meat with a clear conscience?

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Because the effects on the environment caused by the industrial production of meat are devastating if we only think of the destruction of biodiversity, water destruction and groundwater pollution. Did you know that producing one kilo of conventional beef requires 15,000 liters of water? It is madness that sooner or later will take away our livelihoods.

“Where is the limit to exploitation?”

The stress for the animals is the same in every industrial slaughterhouse, whether in Germany or Austria. Animals as sentient beings are so systematically mistreated that hardly anyone who is not completely brutalized manages to watch them. But even if animals are not tortured before being killed or even have had a good life: From an animal welfare point of view, the best solution is of course to forego meat and, best of all, all animal products. Because of course there is always the question: do we humans have the right to use animals (and where is the limit to exploitation?), Let alone kill them?

In line with our vision of a world in which people treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding, it is of course only logical that FOUR PAWS regards a meat-free diet as the ideal diet to strive for. We are happy about everyone who decides to forego meat or even animal products in general.

At the same time, we are aware that it is utopian that all people will switch to a vegetarian lifestyle in the foreseeable future. On the contrary: Unfortunately, many forecasts predict that global meat consumption will increase significantly in the long term, and with it the number of livestock kept.

Slaughterhouses: where animals can live well and die without fear

Nevertheless, anyone who does not want to give up meat entirely or simply cannot make it, can very well make their contribution. The 3R principle: Reduce, Refine, Replace is particularly suitable for a more animal-friendly diet. It is a concept that each of us can internalize and apply in everyday life. This means:

  • Reduce: Reduce the consumption of animal products such as meat, milk and eggs
  • Refine: When buying animal products, pay attention to animal and environmentally friendly agriculture. Find out what labels and ingredients mean. The more you know about the product, what it is made of and where it comes from, the easier it will be for you to make animal-friendly shopping choices.
  • Replace: Replace animal foods with plant-based alternatives from time to time. This has really gotten a lot easier in the last few years!

It’s not about using the moral club and trying to patronize others with your index finger. But what we at FOUR PAWS are very much about is to stand up for the animals that suffer from our consumption every day. To inform the public about grievances. To support farmers who want to get out of the system of industrialized factory farming and instead want to focus on animal welfare. In short: to stand up for an ethical and responsible way of life.

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huckleberryfinn Wed. July 15th. 2020 15:02

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The exploitation of workers has nothing to do with the meat cosum, it is politically accepted and therefore nothing changes. It would be very easy to change if you wanted to.

steff39 Wed., July 15. 2020 12:48

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If God had wanted us to only eat green fodder, he would have given us 4 stomachs – like the cows!

Fritz – Ulrich Hein Wed., July 15. 2020 11:24

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Of course, the writer wants to make us feel guilty. But that doesn’t make me a herbivore who eats the animals’ food. “4 paws” should be limited to 4 paws: dogs, cats, lions, tigers, etc. I don’t like to eat them either, but rabbits, red deer, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep. So now the rest of the Fiaker goulash is slowly warming up.

germanenburi Wed., July 15. 2020 11:08

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Many of our local farmers were made impossible to slaughter at home by (EU) requirements (which were simply not affordable for an average Austrian farm). This meant that direct purchases from trusted farmers fell flat. With these measures only the large companies and bulk meat processors were supported. Where was the cry of Four Paws? Co ???

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More and more people are asking themselves: Can, indeed, should one still eat meat with a clear conscience? It’s not about using the moral club and trying to patronize others with your index finger. It’s about creating awareness, says Eva Rosenberg, director at Vier Pfoten.

About Eva Rosenberg Eva Rosenberg is the director of FOUR PAWS Austria. The 36-year-old worked for many years in the European Parliament with a focus on foreign policy, transparency and human rights. Before her political career, the Lower Austrian, who studied journalism and political science at the University of Vienna, worked for communication agencies. / ** / # accordion_box_086 input {display: none} # accordion_box_086 label {cursor: pointer; display: block; background-color: # e9e3e3; font-weight: bold; padding: 5px 10px; } # accordion_box_086 label: after {display: inline-block; font-size: 10px; padding: 5px; content: ‘\ 25B6’; } # accordion_box_086 input: checked ~ label: after {content: ‘\ 25BC’; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content {max-height: 0; overflow: hidden; background-color: # e9e3e3; padding: 0 20px; box-sizing: border-box; transition: all 0.5s; } # accordion_box_086 input: checked ~ .accordion_box_content {max-height: 1000px; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content p {font-size: 15px; } # accordion_box_086 .accordion_box_content img {max-width: 100%; } / ** /