*Below you can find the links to our podcast episodes and short descriptions of their contents in English- however, please note that all podcasts are in German.

📢 24.02.2024 Listen here

The Tönnies company epitomises the destructive and exploitative system of the animal industry like no other. In this episode, we take a closer look at Tönnies Holding: How did the company become so big? What scandals was and is it involved in? We talk about lousy working conditions and rainforest deforestation, fraudulent labelling and animal welfare violations and the repressive treatment of critics. Find out more about why we think that protesting against Tönnies is necessary and makes sense.

📢 30.09.2023 Listen here

Every year, billions of chickens are hatched, fattened and slaughtered. How did these unimaginably high slaughter numbers come about and how does the industry behind them work? Fredi and Momo talk about the coincidence that led to mass chicken farming, breeding secrets, soya imports and antibiotics. What consequences does all this have for the animals? Is organic a solution? And why does everyone want to eat scrambled eggs and broilers, but nobody wants to live next to a fattening farm?

📢 15.06.2023 Listen here

Good food needs good soil. But who actually owns the land and why is that the case? Is private ownership of land a problem and what can be done about it? In this episode, we talk to Gesine, who works in agriculture and is active in the “Abeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft” (AbL). Gesine tells us about the difficulties that farmers face and explains why and how she is campaigning for a different land policy. We will talk about the accumulation processes of land ownership, leasing for the common good, inheritance and, of course, how we can make a difference together.

📢 26.04.2023 Listen here

The debate about expropriation and socialisation has flared up again, not least since the successful referendum ‘Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen’ in Berlin. Socialisation and democratisation are seen as an attractive counter-model to the capitalist mode of production, which is based on private property, commodity production and profit maximisation. But what does socialisation actually mean and what do its advocates hope to achieve? We talk about this with Ilva from ‘RWE&co Enteignen’. We also ask what it takes to successfully implement the demand for socialisation and which actors need to be involved. And, of course, we are particularly interested in the transferability of current socialisation struggles to our fight against the animal industry.

📢 18.09.2022 Listen here

In this episode of ‘Gemeinsam lauschen – Der Podcast gegen die Tierindustrie’, Rey and Ben talk about the anti-patriarchal work of Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie. They also talk about their own experiences from their lives, explain what patriarchy actually has to do with the animal industry and why we should fight against all forms of oppression. Content note: This podcast talks about sexism, racism and animal exploitation. These topics can be stressful for people depending on their experiences and how they are affected.

📢 15.08.2022 Listen here

Come with us to the Oldenburger Land! We are fighting for an exit from the animal industry and a solidarity-based and ecological agricultural shift. Action days from 23 to 27 September. Be part of it!

📢 28.05.2022 Listen here

Ever heard this? ‘The most important is regional food! The long transport routes cause the most greenhouse gases.’ or ’Eating tofu instead of meat can’t be a solution either. So much rainforest is cut down for that!’ and “Organic animal husbandry is always good for the climate.” But is this actually true? In this episode, we dispel some myths about the links between agriculture, animal husbandry and climate change. We conducted interviews with two experts on this topic: Benjamin Bodirsky is a scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit works at Greenpeace, focussing in particular on the impact of meat production on the environment and climate. It turns out that the interrelationships are complex and the significance of animal production on climate change is often underestimated.

📢 02.03.2022 Listen here

Those who oppose injustice are often confronted with criminal proceedings by the state. But even companies such as the lignite company RWE, which are at the centre of social movements’ actions for good reason, try to protect their profits against activists in court. In this podcast episode, we take a closer look at this corporate repression. We have a double interview with Anica from Tear Down Tönnies and Joschka from the Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte. Anica tells us how the meat company Tönnies is trying to silence slaughterhouse blockaders and how they are fighting back. Joschka explains the importance of such ‘SLAPPs’ (‘strategic lawsuits against public participation’) and why we should keep an eye on this increasingly popular strategy of large corporations.

📢 08.01.2022 Listen here

One of the hot topics during the emerging coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was the mass coronavirus outbreaks in slaughterhouses. Suddenly, everyone knew about the lousy conditions in the meat industry and politicians were forced to act. The result was the ‘Act to Improve the Enforcement of Occupational Health and Safety’, also known as the Occupational Health and Safety Control Act, which came into force in January 2021. We also took up the topic of working conditions in the animal industry in our second podcast episode in mid-2020 and spoke to those affected and their supporters. In this episode – a year later – we ask what has really changed as a result of the law. We talk to Guido from Arbeitslosenselbsthilfe Oldenburg and summarise the latest reports from workers in the meat industry. The result is – unfortunately – sobering.

📢 05.04.2021 Listen here

Government money flows into many areas, including food production and the animal industry. But the extent of this is difficult to grasp and can be quite frightening: In this podcast episode, we reveal what the study commissioned by our alliance ‘Together against the animal industry’ has brought to light in this field. Dr Lisa Knoke and Dr Friederike Schmitz, co-authors of the study ‘Billions for the animal industry – How the state channels public money into a destructive industry’, answer our questions in an interview.

📢 20.02.2021 Listen here

The Amazon is under threat, that’s nothing new. But other ecosystems are also being destroyed by the agricultural industry. We interviewed activist Valéria Santos, who is campaigning for the Cerrado, a huge savannah region in Brazil. She reports on evictions and murders, toxic monocultures and neo-colonial relations between Latin America and Europe. Soya cultivation for the European livestock industry plays a central role here.

📢 22.09.2020 Listen here

The third episode of our podcast ‘Gemeinsam Lauschen’ is dedicated to peatlands. What actually is a peatland? What significance do moors have for our climate and what role do they play in agriculture? And what does all this actually have to do with the animal industry? We discussed these and other questions with two activists from Climate Justice Greifswald, who have made peatlands a focus of their work for climate justice.

📢 01.08.2020 Listen here

In the second episode of ‘Gemeinsam lauschen – Der Podcast gegen die Tierindustrie’, we look at working conditions in the animal industry. How is the exploitation of humans and animals connected? What are the experiences of contract workers in slaughterhouses and fattening plants? We spoke to two people who were able to tell us first-hand and from many counselling sessions with those affected in Lower Saxony. We have also compiled information for you from our watchblog on the animal industry.

📢 13.07.2020 Listen here

We start with the first episode of ‘Gemeinsam Lauschen- Der Podcast gegen die Tierindustrie’ and clarify many exciting questions. How did the alliance get started in the first place? How do we stay active against the animal industry in times of social distancing? And what’s the story behind the high infection rates among workers in slaughterhouses?