After the Reform of the Sows: Hinz in the focus of consumer advocates

The conditions in the German pigsties are in breach of the law. In the times, in which a Pig is covered and abferkelt, it is locked in such tight cages that the

After the Reform of the Sows: Hinz in the focus of consumer advocates

The conditions in the German pigsties are in breach of the law. In the times, in which a Pig is covered and abferkelt, it is locked in such tight cages that they cannot even turn around. Get up and lie down more, the "Case maintenance does not allow". Your end is "in sight", has announced the Hessian environmental Minister Priska Hinz (Green) just. However, the co-sponsored resolution of the Federal Council meets in animal and consumer protection on sharp protests. Although the Box for the insemination should be banned, but only after a Transitional period of eight years. Also, the farrowing in metal cages should be greatly restricted, but only from 2035 on.

Ewald Hetrodt

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung in Wiesbaden.

F. A. Z.

Hinz is still proud of. "Now Pig owners and breeders finally planning security", - stated in their press release. Up to the crucial changes are still many years pass, it seems to interfere with the politician only on the edge. "The transitional periods should be from my point of view, shorter" notes only. On Demands Hinz points out that the originally-mentioned time axis of the part have been even longer.

The Federal Council was the adoption of a regulation of the Federal government, which can now enter into force. But not all of the Ministers of the Greens voted in favour. According to the Judgments of the higher administrative court of Magdeburg and the Federal administrative court was not in dispute that the case stands, the applicable law will be broken, explained to Claudia Dalbert, the Anhalt Minister of agriculture of Saxony-Anhalt.

Just in Saxony-had sustained 70 percent of the farms in their stables, in the meantime, a compliant state is created. Also, the green Senator for justice of the state of Berlin, Dirk Behrendt, keeps the agreed transition periods for too long. He has filed an application for judicial review to the Federal constitutional court.

food watch speaks of the "credibility problem"

The Green propagated since years, the Agriculture, the consumer protection organisation foodwatch. In fact, support the majority of its Ministers from the meat companies, but to produce more cheap meat for the world market. "The animals have to pay the massive physical and mental anguish." From a "credibility problem" of the green party Foodwatch, managing Director of the Martin Rücker speaks.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 22:19

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