Instead of always criticizing farmers or consumers when it comes to animal welfare, one dimension should not be lost sight of: the animals themselves. They simply do not express themselves.
How can the living conditions of cattle for slaughtering be improved without changing anything? Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has been facing this question since the beginning of her term in office.
She would like to help the doomed animals somehow, be it by adding animal stickers, but all measures must be voluntary.
No pressure may be exerted on the pigs, cattle and chickens, which leads to stress and thus to an increased release of stress hormones, which would significantly reduce the quality of the goods.
This cannot be in the interest of the animals, who of course all want to deliver the best meat, because that’s what they live for. The minister is against the fact that in the end the buck is always pushed towards the cattle farmers or even the consumers.
With this one makes it too easy for oneself. The decision rests with the animals, and unfortunately there has been very little feedback so far. Klöckner thinks it’s a shame, but if the pigs don’t want any changes, then politics can’t do anything either.