Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie
Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate, the Amazon rainforest is burning continuously and more and more ecosystems are collapsing.
The animal industry is a significant contributor to this.
Forests are demolished and huge areas are cultivated with industrial monocultures in order to produce animal feed. Liquid manure and dung contaminate ground and surface water, while workers have to slave away in stables, slaughterhouses and meat processing plants under inhumane conditions.
Sentient animals are treated as mere commodities. They suffer immensely. In many parts of the world, the animal industry increases the price of staple foods and access to land, leading to hunger.
In the midst of the ecological crisis, agricultural and meat companies are achieving record sales at the expense of humans, animals and the future of us all –
This is a scandal!
The network “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie”, is a cross-movement, Germany-wide alliance that was founded at an activists gathering in July 2019. Together we are calling for the abolition of the animal industry. We are convinced that we ourselves must take action to promote a
process of social change because corporations and governments will not take the steps we believe are necessary. We need an agricultural shift towards a solidarity-based, ecological production and organization that neither harms others nor is geared to profit.
From 12th to 17th July 2021, together with many other people, we will bring PHW operations in Rechterfeld to a standstill in a civil disobedience campaign! There will also be a camp with a program and networking opportunities. Planning is in full swing, register now for the camp! Together, we will send a creative, diverse and determined message. Regardless of whether you have protested before, whether this is your first time on the street, whether you prefer fast-paced situations or whether you prefer to work behind the scenes, everyone can take part in the campaign! Together, we will stop the poultry breeder and processor PHW!
Dear comrades and friends,
here comes the first join-in newsletter of the alliance “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie”!
The Alliance “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie”
We, the alliance “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie”, are a cross-movement, supra-regional alliance that was founded in July 2019 as part of an action conference. Together we are calling for the end of the animal industry! We are convinced that we must take action ourselves to initiate a social process, since the corporations and the governments will not take the measures that we believe are necessary! We need an agricultural change towards a solidary and ecological production and organizational method that is not at the expense of others and is not geared to profit!
We have been holding regular alliance meetings in various cities since July. Most recently we met in Hannover at the end of November and discussed, planned and decided a lot. Among other things, we have decided as an alliance the name “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie” And a self-image. And recently we have a website that we will continue to expand from now on: https://gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de/
Preparations are also progressing with regard to our planned action: under the motto “PHW ade!” We will go from 13th to 20th June 2020 to Rechterfeld in Niedersachsen, where the PHW Group is based. PHW with its brands Wiesenhof, Bruzzzler and co. As the largest German poultry breeder and processor, is a central player in the German animal industry. In Rechterfeld there are many different and important production areas of PHW in a confined space: the main headquarters, a feed production, a large hatchery and several fattening factories!
Preparing such a protest camp and a mass campaign naturally means a lot of work! We are a lot of committed people, but we still need some support in some places. Are you familiar with social media, would you like to hold information events, are you familiar with camp logistics or are you well networked in the Oldenburger Münsterland? Even if you still cannot really imagine which tasks you might like, but you simply have the time and strength to take part, then contact us and join us: mail (at) gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de!
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Our next alliance meeting: 10.-12. January in Berlin
Our next alliance meeting will take place from 10th to 12th January in Berlin! We look forward to new faces who want to advance the preparations with us.
Here is the basic data for the program of the meeting:
– Friday: For newcomers there is an introduction at 7 p.m. to make it easier to get started. There’s also a dinner together on Friday evening.
– Saturday: The meeting starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and lasts all day – with breaks, delicious food and a nice evening program.
– Sunday: The meeting ends at around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Afterwards there’s lunch and then we clean up together.
If you are interested, please register by email, then we will send you all further information to: mail (at) gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de
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News about PHW
As if there weren’t enough occasions to take action against PHW, we received the following message from the citizens’ initiative “KW stink’s” from Königs-Wusterhausen near Berlin:
Dear opponents of factory farming in Brandenburg,
In a nutshell: In November 2019, it was announced that Wiesenhof had again submitted an application to the State Environment Agency in Brandenburg to increase the capacity in the Wiesenhof slaughterhouse in Niederlehme (Königs Wusterhausen). The LfU had already approved the expansion to 160,000 animals in November of last year (2018). Now it’s about 230,000 animals per day (!).
The citizens’ initiative KW stink’s wants to prevent this, together with a whole network of supporters from animal rights initiatives, environmental organizations and individuals. However, the ongoing opposition to the first extension and litigation by an experienced lawyer poses a huge financial challenge for BI and the active people. BI cannot bear the costs for this alone. The prospects of stopping Wiesenhof in court are good. But only if sufficient donations now come together can BI, NABU Brandenburg and a lawyer continue the ongoing opposition proceedings and plan further steps.
More information about the campaign: https://www.kw-stinkts.de/
We stand in solidarity behind “KW stink’s” and all other citizens’ initiatives that defend themselves against PHW and the animal industry!
Our donation account
Since we are facing high costs for camp and action, we hope for a variety of support from the movement. You are welcome to transfer small or large amounts to us – thank you!
Konto: Spenden und Aktionen
Betreff: “PHW ade” (important!)
IBAN: DE29 5139 0000 0092 8818 06
Geldinstitut: Volksbank Mittelhessen
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Here are some dates we are organizing or where we are starting and where you can get to know us:
10th 12th January, Berlin: Alliance meeting (mail (at) gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de)
January 12th, Berlin: joint banner painting campaign for the demo We are fed up (mail (at) gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de)
January 14, Diepholz: Lecture by Pastor Kossen about working conditions in the animal industry, event series Climate and Sustainability Diepholz (https://agenda21diepholz.jimdo.com/)
January 18, Berlin: Demo We are fed up (https://wir-haben-es-satt.de)
January 25, Bochum: Animal Rights Day (https://www.facebook.com/tierbefreierbochum/)
Alliance “Together Against the Animal Industry”
In recent years there have been numerous actions against the slaughterhouses and fattening factories of the PHW group. In order not to forget our – young – history and to get in the mood for the camp and the mass action in June, we will gradually document a selection of actions on this page.
On May 19, 2014, activists of “Mastanlagen Widerstand” blocked the Wiesenhof slaughter factory in Möckern (Sachsen-Anhalt). There is a very nice short documentary for this action: