A German court ruled that it’s legal for activists to go undercover into factory farms and take pictures and videos if there's reason to believe that the authorities aren't doing their job of enforcing animal protection laws.
In the case, the prosecution argued that three activists who entered a pig factory farm to document cruelty were guilty of trespassing. The prosecution has now lost, and the activists have been released.
The historic ruling essentially states that entering a factory farm and filming is not trespassing, but rather a justifiable necessity. The court ruled that undercover activists are making sure that farmers adhere to animal welfare laws and regulations.
Ulf Majstrak, the presiding judge of the criminal court, found that the activists were in the right because there was a danger to animal welfare. He stated that the activists had done exactly what was needed with the means available to them.
Earlier this year, CNN reported on a study that found Germans were ditching meat for plant-based versions. In fact, a 2016 study based on 2008–2011 data estimated that 4.3 percent of Germans between 18 and 79 identified as vegetarian, with the majority between 18 and 29. Compare that to 2 percent in the United Kingdom and 3.3 percent in the United States.
Furthermore, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s federal minister for the environment, has banned all meat from official government functions as a way to combat climate change. Additionally, Germany has banned the cruel production of foie gras.
These actions to protect farmed animals and move away from meat, dairy, and eggs will help the billions of animals who suffer miserably at factory farms.
Check these guys out. Happy, free, safe.
They want to live. They want to play, eat, have naps, bask in the sun, chase bugs around, poop whenever and wherever they want to.
Is your first thought looking at them “ mmmm bacon. Mmmm chicken wings”? I KNOW it’s not. All you see is two beautiful ALIVE animals being animals.
When you buy their dead bodies at the grocery store, you only see food, and not making the connection that you are eating someone that was once alive and wanted to LIVE.
There’s ZERO need to eat them. ZERO.
Make the connection. Let them live. Stop bringing them into this world just so they get murdered and eaten.
This is Uma and Carl . Leave Uma and Carl the fuck alone.
Stop being selfish heartless monsters.
Find your humanity, use your brain, use your intelligence that you always say separates you from them. Because someone being less ( in your egocentric opinion) means their lives don’t matter. Who the fuck are YOU to decide that someone needs to die just because they are not exactly like you. Superior complex much? Anthropocentrism. Speciesism. Learn these words. UNDERSTAND them. You should be able to since you’re part of the intelligent species yes? STOP EATING ANIMALS!
Uma, doing all the little pig things with her pal Carl. 🐷🐓
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Whilst walking around Queen Vic Markets this morning I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this beautiful soul @james_the_corgi 💖 James! What a kick ass Corgi name. Today was a good day. Thank you for letting me snuggle you James!
Mmm how good does this meal by @lianasjourney look 😍 I screenshotted this a few days ago as dinner inspo, does anyone else do that?! I'm at a drifting competition at the moment (bae is head judge 🤙) so my dinner tonight was two chupa chups and a handful of chips haha 😂
Away for the weekend and forgot to bring the staple #vegan#breakfast elements (bread/spread/avo/mushrooms). Was slightly panicking that we might go hungry when Mum pulled out a box of fruit. Thought 'that'll do for the time being'... how wrong I was. It didn't just 'do'. Was the most deliciously sweet, flavoursome, mouth-wateringly, beautiful thing we've eaten in weeks. Sometimes it's good to stop and appreciate the natural gifts that the world gives us. No added extras. Hats off to Mum.
Yesterday's lunch at Vapiano with @foodasmeds 🍅
We had little and very very needed vacation in Helsinki. In one and half days we actually managed to do quite a lot of things! Shopping two times, relaxing, getting through the last five episodes of 13 reasons why (which is so annoying but pints while watching saved us😅) and eating of course. We also visited at the local modern art museum which was really confusing place.. but still happy we went!
Overall these days and our little vacation did good and it was so needed to get out of the ordinary everyday life for a while 🙏🏼
Kanadalıların meşhur bir yemeği var #poutine . Kızarmış patatesin üzerine genelde #cheesecurds ve #gravy sos konulup ile yapılır. Ama ben tabii ki öyle yapmadım🐷fırında yağsız pişen baharatlı patatesin üzerine #veganyogurt ve zeytinyağlı barbunya koydum. Çok da güzel ✅