End the exploitation of people, animals, the environment and the climate!
Demonstration 29th May 2021 Bad Bramstedt
- 1:00 p.m. – Opening with speeches at the trainstation of Bad Bramstedt
- 1:30 p.m. – demonstration through the city center to VION
- 3:00 p.m. – protest infront of VION with speeches
- 4:00 p.m. – Closing at the train station of Bad Bramstedt
On May 29th we will protest in Bad Bramstedt (near Hamburg) against the meat company VION and the animal industry. We are committed to a socially just and ecological food production that does not focus on the profits from big meat companys and slaughterhouses. We are against the degrading working conditions in the slaughterhouses and meat factories, the limitless exploitation of animals and the irresponsible use of natural resources.
The German-Dutch meat company VION has an annual turnover of more than 5 billion euros by slaughtering cows and pigs. Bad Bramstedt Vion slaughters 3.200 cows from Schleswig-Holstein, Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the German market and international export. VION has long been criticized for the catastrophic working conditions of employed workers. Even after the huge corona outbreak in May 2020 the company cared little about the infection and health protection of “its” employees: in Germany there have been at least nine further outbreaks of the corona virus at VION locations since then.
With our protest we are particularly directed against the exploitation and killing of animals and against a social order based on profit maximization, competition and interpersonal coldness. Slaughterhouses are a place for the rationalized killing of cows, pigs, chickens or other animals. This shows symbolicly how we treat animals. In piecework, animals are slaughtered that are bred to a maximum slaughter weight in the shortest possible amount of time. For corporations like VION, animals are not sentient individuals who have a right to their lives, but a resource for their billion-dollar business.
At the same time, more and more people are confronted with the threatening effects of climate change. The animal industry contributes significantly to the worsening of the climate crisis through emissions from animal farming and the use of rainforest areas for animal feed production, as studies, among others by the UN, have repeatedly shown. The cultivation of feed in monocultures is destroying entire regions, especially in the global south, in which only a few animal and plant species can live. If we want to stop the loss of biological diversity and ecologically sensitive habitats, we have to put a stop to the meat companies and their lobby groups.
So come to Bad Bramstedt on May 29th. Let us work together to overcome the animal industry based on exploitation, violence and the destruction of nature. Let’s work together to ensure that the VION slaughterhouses are closed for good.
Information infection protection:
For the demonstration, we will coordinate a hygiene concept with the health department of Segeberg . In any case, we will take to the streets at a distance and with mouth and nose protection. You will soon find out more information about infection protection on the demo here.