here comes the first participation newsletter of “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie”!
Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie
We, “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie” (Together Against the Animal Industry), are a cross-movement, supra-regional alliance, founded in July 2019. Together we stand up for the end of animal industry! We are convinced that we must become active in order to initiate a social process, since corporations and governments will not do the necessary changes! We need an agricultural shift towards production and organisation based on solidarity and ecology, which is not at the expense of others and not profit-oriented!
Since July, we have been meeting regularly in various cities. The end of November we met in Hanover. Among other things we named the alliance “Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie” (Together Against the Animal Industry). We also have a Website now: https://gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.de/
Preparations are also progressing with regard to our planned action: under the motto “PHW ade!” (Farewell PHW) we are going to Rechterfeld in Niedersachsen, where the PHW Group has its headquarters. Action and camp will take place from from 13th to 20th June 2020. PHW with its brands Wiesenhof, Bruzzzler and co. is the largest German poultry breeder and processor and a central player in the German animal industry. In Rechterfeld, many different and important production areas of PHW are located in a very small space: the main headquarters, a large hatchery, a feed plant as well as several mast plants!
Preparing such a protest camp and a mass action means a lot of work! We are many committed people, but we are still dependent on further support. Are you familiar with social media, would you like to organise information events, are you familiar with camp logistics or are you well connected in the Oldenburger Münsterland? Even if you can’t really imagine which tasks you could be capable of, but you simply want to participate, then get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our next alliance meeting: January 10th – 12th in Berlin
Our next alliance meeting will take place from 10-12 January in Berlin! We are looking forward to new faces.
Here are the dates for the program of the meeting:
– Friday: For new people there will be an introduction at 7pm. There will also be dinner together in the evening. – Saturday: On Saturday the meeting starts at 9 am and lasts the whole day – with breaks, delicious food and a nice evening program. – Sunday: the meeting ends on Sunday at about 1pm. Afterwards we have lunch and clean up together.
If you are interested, please contact us by mail, then we will send you all further information: email@example.com
News about PHW
As if there weren’t already enough occasions to take action against PHW, we received the following message from the citizens’ initiative “KW stinkt’s” from Königs-Wusterhausen near Berlin:
Dear opponents of mass animal husbandry in Brandenburg,
in a nutshell: In November 2019, it became known that Wiesenhof had again submitted an application for an increase in capacity at the Wiesenhof slaughterhouse in Niederlehme (Königs Wusterhausen) to the Landesumweltamt in Brandenburg. The LfU had already approved the expansion to 160,000 animals in November last year (2018). Now it is about 230,000 animals per day (!).
The citizens’ initiative “KW stinkt’s” wants to fight against this. A whole network of supporters from animal rights initiatives, environmental organisations and individuals came togehter. The ongoing contradiction against the first expansion and the litigation in court is a huge financial challenge for the citizens´ initiative and the active members. The CI cannot pay for the costs alone. The prospects of stopping Wiesenhof in court are good. However, CI, NABU Brandenburg and the lawyer will only be able to continue the current opposition proceedings and plan further steps if sufficient donations are collected now.
Further information to their campaign: http://www.kw-stinkts.de/
We stand with solidarity together with “KW stinkt’s” and all other citizens initiatives that stand up against PHW and the animal industry!
Our donation account
Since the costs for camp and action are quite high, we need support from the movement. Thank you very much!
Account: Spenden und Aktionen
Subject “PHW ade” (important!)
IBAN: DE29 5139 0000 0092 8818 06
Financial institution: Volksbank Mittelhessen
You can subscribe to our newsletter by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “subscribe aktionscamp-tierindustrie-2020”.
Here are some dates, where you can get to know us:
10-12 January, Berlin: Alliance meeting (email@example.com)
12. January, Berlin: joint banner painting day for the demo Wir Haben Es Satt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
14 January, Diepholz: Lecture by reverend Kossen on working conditions in the animal industry, series of events climate and sustainability Diepholz (https://agenda21diepholz.jimdo.com/)
January 18, Berlin: Demo Wir haben es satt (https://wir-haben-es-satt.de)
25 January, Bochum: Tierbefreiungstag (https://www.facebook.com/tierbefreierbochum/)
Gemeinsam gegen die Tierindustrie