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#67 Emily by TempehrarySetback#67 Emily by TempehrarySetback
…unless there’s a “sensible” reason, says the law for the protection of animals. A sensible reason might be an incurable illness that causes a lot of suffering.

However, everybody who’s fond of animals should know that many livestock animals today are being slaughtered when they suffer from curable illnesses, just because the medical treatment would be much more expensive to the farmer than simply getting rid of the individual.  

I read in a newspaper article today that this kind of slaughtering for economic reasons were against the law. This almost made me laugh, if the background information weren’t so shattering…

Why do you think billions of animals are being kept in factory farms at all? Do 4500 pigs actually get slaughtered in Germany every hour out of mercy because of terminal illnesses? Of course not. They’re commonly viewed as stock, so they’re being born and killed for economic reasons alone (after a short and horrible life full of suffering that makes it possible to sell the meat so cheaply).

Does this mean that the German animal industry is actually a great big crime?

Obviously not, since it’s commonly viewed as a big and important part of the country’s economy.

So, if the killing of animals for economic reasons isn’t a crime, why do we have a law for the protection of animals at all, I wonder?

I think there are only two options for the future:

    -          The whole animal industry could be sewed like crazy until it breaks apart (which is actually overdue because it consumes and poisons inconceivable amounts of water, land, plants and energy).

    -          The law for the protection of animals will be hollowed out more and more until it becomes about as effective as trying to catch a fart with a fishing net, so that everything can go on as usual, only worse.

I’m really curious to know what option people will choose to support…




In Deutschland ist das Töten von Tieren verboten…

…außer es gibt, laut dem Tierschutzgesetz, einen „vernünftigen“ Grund dafür, wie etwa eine unheilbare Krankheit, die großes Leid verursacht.       

Jeder, der Tiere mag, sollte allerdings wissen, dass viele Nutztiere geschlachtet werden, wenn sie an heilbaren Krankheiten leiden, nur weil die Behandlung für den Betrieb viel teurer wäre, als das Aussortieren des Individuums.

Heute habe ich in einem Zeitungsartikel gelesen, dass eine solche Schlachtung aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen gegen das Gesetz verstößt. Ich musste fast lachen, wenn die Hintergründe nicht so erschütternd wären…

Warum werden denn eigentlich Milliarden von Tieren in Massenställen gehalten? Werden die 4500 Schweine, die in Deutschland pro Stunde geschlachtet werden, etwa aus Gnade getötet weil sie unheilbar krank sind? Natürlich nicht. Sie werden allgemein als Ware betrachtet, also werden sie aus rein ökonomischen Gründen geboren und getötet (nach einem kurzen Leben voller Qualen, dass den niedrigen Verkaufspreis des Fleisches erst möglich macht).

Bedeutet dies, dass die deutsche Tierindustrie nichts als ein großes Verbrechen ist?

Anscheinend nicht, denn sie wird allgemein als großer und wichtiger Teil der Wirtschaft dieses Landes angesehen.

Wenn also das Töten von Tieren aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen doch kein Verbrechen ist, warum haben wir dann überhaupt ein Tierschutzgesetz, frage ich mich?

Ich glaube, es gibt für die Zukunft nur zwei Möglichkeiten:

    -          Die ganze Tierindustrie wird in Grund und Boden verklagt, bis sie zerfällt (was eigentlich schon überfällig wäre, denn sie verbraucht und vergiftet unvorstellbare Mengen an Wasser, Boden, Pflanzen und Energie).

    -          Das Tierschutzgesetz wird immer mehr ausgehöhlt, bis es etwa so effektiv ist wie der Versuch, mit einem Schleppnetz einen Furz zu fangen, sodass alles schön so weitergehen kann wie bisher, nur schlimmer.

Ich bin wirklich neugierig, welche Möglichkeit die Leute in Zukunft unterstützen wollen…

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Rieke B from Bremen
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Hi! I'm Rieke, a traditional artist from Germany who grew up drawing comics and cartoons, animals and nature and simply loves to draw and paint. I’m mainly self-taught, but learned how to use acrylic paints at a College of Further Education.

Shark Week painting WIP by rieke-b The Wisdom of the Grizzly King by rieke-b Phoebe Followed the Sun by rieke-b Splashing and Birdsong - for sale by rieke-b Little Princess Sonja 4, Piggies by rieke-b Leni and Tony by rieke-b

I'm one half of a creative team of sisters who work together closely, so I'm glad to have a spare brain, pair of eyes and hands roaming the house. :D
My older sis, Jelka :iconjerseydays: , creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind art dolls and I'm happy and proud when I can paint their faces and body parts.

The Pegasus Dragon - posable art doll - 3 by Jerseydays Eleytheria - art doll - close up by Jerseydays Puck in the pine tree by Jerseydays Tengu Yoru- preview by Jerseydays Waterdragon Ryu - posable art doll by Jerseydays Border Collie dog dragon serpent posable art doll by Jerseydays Balthazar King of the Skies - posable art doll by Jerseydays Jaeger the Secretary - ooak posable art doll by Jerseydays The Bear - posable art doll - handmade by Jerseydays

Jelka is also a great author and comic artist and helped me to improve most of the artworks you can see in my gallery.
My family and pets, telling stories, humour, learning about animals and the search for chemical-free insight keep me together. :D

I can't tell you about all my projects and ideas because I prefer to show finished works than talking too much. My art tells a lot about me and my personality, anyway. ;)

Interests: caring for my pets (dog & cat), music, learning about nature and animals, yummy organic vegan food
Favourite musicians: The Beatles, Kate Bush, Stray Cats, Rory Gallagher, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Sonny Landreth, Sting, Mari Boine, The Rutles, Tori Amos
Favourite authors: Terry Pratchett, Cesar Millan, Scott McCloud
Favourite artists: Don Rosa, Mort Drucker, Tome & Janry, Rien Poortvliet, Paul Kidby, André Franquin
Favourite words: Brot (bread), FWOOMP, Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant), Pi-pa-po, GLOOING :D

Traditional art commissions: Finally made a price list, yay! See my DA journal here:…

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