Alt Tellin (dpa/mv) - The Greens in the Schwerin state parliament have criticized plans for the reconstruction of a pig farm in Alt Tellin (West Pomerania-Greifswald) after the major fire there in March 2021. "The announcement to build a new livestock stable in Alt Tellin wanting to, horrifies me," said animal welfare policy spokeswoman and deputy group leader Anne Shepley on Monday. To date, the cause of the fire disaster is unclear. In addition, it is unclear how the fire protection of a future plant can be guaranteed.
Almost 50,000 pigs, most of them piglets, died in the fire. According to the German Animal Welfare Association, it was one of the biggest barn fires in years. people were not injured. According to the public prosecutor's office, the cause of the fire could not be clarified beyond doubt and the investigation was discontinued. Investigators had estimated the damage at 40 million euros.
According to the information provided by Landwirtschaftliche Ferkelzucht Deutschland (LFD-Holding/Roßdorf), the pig breeding facility is to be rebuilt in a smaller form with fewer animals. The timing of the construction is still dependent on the outcome of the regulatory process with the insurance company. This one is still running. State Minister of Agriculture Till Backhaus (SPD) had arranged that a new building would only be possible with the consent of the community.
According to Shepley, such systems cannot be approved "until it has been finally clarified how fire protection in livestock stables can be guaranteed in the future". She also called for a change away from factory farming to an attitude that focuses on animal welfare.