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Schweineseuche aus Deutschland importiert

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2012, 17:53 Uhr

In der Schweiz sind fünf Schweine durch verseuchtes Eber-Sperma aus Deutschland mit dem PRRS-Virus infiziert worden. Alle 72 Sauen, die mit dem Sperma besamt wurden, wurden vorsorglich geschlachtet.

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Schweine im Stall
 
Es wird zurzeit abgeklärt, ob schon früher Schweine mit dem Sperma verseucht wurden. colourbox/symbolbild

Was ist PRRS?

Das «Porcine reproduktive und respiratorische Syndrom» (PRRS) ist eine Virusinfektion der Schweine, die Fruchtbarkeitsstörungen, Aborte, Geburten lebensschwacher Ferkel und milde Atemwegserkrankungen verursachen kann.

PRRS ist gemäss der Schweizer Externer LinkTierseuchenverordnung als auszurottende Seuche eingestuft. Im Verdachts- und Seuchenfall werden Betriebs- und Importsperren verhängt, um eine Ausbreitung der Seuche zu verhindern. Für den Menschen ist das Virus nicht gefährlich und das Fleisch kann bedenkenlos gegessen werden. (Quelle: admin)

 

Die Blutuntersuchungen der geschlachteten Tiere ergaben, dass in drei Betrieben in den Kantonen Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden und St. Gallen fünf Tiere mit dem PRRS-Virus infiziert waren, wie das Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen in einer Mitteilung schreibt. Von diesen drei Betrieben wird nun das Blut des Gesamtbestandes untersucht.

Erste Ergebnisse von 100 Proben aus einem der Betriebe ergaben keine positiven Resultate, wie es weiter heisst.

Kam verseuchtes Sperma bereits früher zum Einsatz?

Das Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen geht davon aus, dass eine Ansteckung über die gesperrten Betriebe hinaus nicht stattfinden konnte.

Unklar ist jedoch, ob nicht bereits früher positives Sperma eingeführt und verwendet wurde. Deshalb werden nun nach und nach alle Muttersauen derjenigen Betriebe getestet, welche in den letzten Wochen mit Sperma aus der deutschen Eberstation beliefert worden sind.

Das verseuchte Sperma war Anfang Woche bei Routinetests in einer deutschen Besamungsstation festgestellt worden.

(sf/godc)

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Pigs fom Factory Farms: When the Veterian saw „Justice“, he immediately knew where „Justice“ comes from


Justice was given a soft blanket, fresh water and grain and was examined.  We now saw that the growths on his limbs and feet were oozing pus.

When the veterinarian saw Justice, he immediately knew he was a factory farm pig from his condition.  The vet stated that Justice was in enormous pain and that the best we could do for him was to put an end to his suffering.  We made the difficult decision to euthanize Justice. www.cetfa.ca.org Twyla thank You!

Please, read my book Schwein gehabt?,  sorry only in German language. I am working on translating my book into English. But the e-book-publication is coming very soon.  Annamaria


Love Cheese and Wine

This is a straight copy and paste but it’s been a busy few weeks and I think it is important to post this – credit to the guys at Pig Business for this article

Intro: Tracy Worcester, founder of Farms Not Factories and producer of the film Pig Business which exposes the dangers of intensive pig farming, has just returned from filming in Chile. Her visit coincided with the brutal suppression of a local protest against a huge factory pig farm owned by giant Chilean food conglomerate Agrosuper. On her return to the UK, it was reported that Agrosuper had announced it was going to permanently close the facility.

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Faced with nationwide disgust at the violence against the protestors, and a statement by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment that Agrosuper would have to comply with environmental regulations, the company announced on December 10th that it had decided to …

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Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)

Justice was a domestic pig born in a massive sow operation to a mother trapped within a steel and concrete „gestation crate“ (actual barn pictured below).

After just 2-3 weeks with his mother, Justice was moved to a grow-out facility (pictured below).  There he lived in an overcrowded, filthy shed infested with mice and flies until CETFA investigators discovered him.

What follows is the account of the 2 CETFA investigators who found and rescued Justice – Sue Manns and Nicole Joncas.

On a routine visit of what became a 7 month investigation at a large Ontario pig operation, I discovered a pig who was lying down and seemed unable to rise.  He appeared thin and his left-side rear and front legs had what appeared to be extremely large abscesses on them.  It was clear he was in severe pain and urgently needed help.

I quickly returned with Nicole Joncas, founder…

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„Farms Not Factories…“


Boikot Agrosuper
Boikot Agrosuper (Photo credit: Haken_2012)

The Pig Business Blog

 

Farms Not Factories’ Director Hails Closure of Chilean Pig Factory

Posted on December 14, 2012 by Rob

Farms Not Factories’ Director Hails Closure of Chilean Pig Factory

Intro: Tracy Worcester, founder of Farms Not Factories and producer of the film Pig Business which exposes the dangers of intensive pig farming, has just returned from filming in Chile. Her visit coincided with the brutal suppression of a local protest against a huge factory pig farm owned by giant Chilean food conglomerate Agrosuper. On her return to the UK, it was reported that Agrosuper had announced it was going to permanently close the facility.

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Faced with nationwide disgust at the violence against the protestors, and a statement by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment that Agrosuper would have to comply with environmental regulations, the company announced on December 10th that it had decided to  ‘indefinitely close the agro-industrial complex’ and said it regretted recent events.

Tracy believes it’s not only a local success, but “also a victory in the global war against this flawed factory pig farming system.

“When investors see that communities have the power to close such a huge factory farm, they might think twice about expanding or building new ones.”

Last May the Chilean government ordered the factory to close after campaigners blockaded the site. However six months later it announced that after all the huge complex could stay open.

So in November I went to film the Freirina community’s renewed struggle against the largest pig factory farm in South America.

On 25th November, the date by which the Minister of Health had said all the pigs must leave the factory farm, it still housed 210,000 pigs. In protest hundreds of local residents dressed in mourning staged a funeral to mark the death of their valley.

A coffin followed by a candlelit procession was carried to the main square and set on fire. At midnight the main road was temporarily blocked by burning tyres and the night sky glowed red from a fire started in a eucalyptus plantation.

Then in the early morning of 6th December demonstrators set up blockades to prevent the Agrosuper feed lorries and workers reaching the complex. The government’s special forces, already waiting on Agrosuper’s property, attacked with military vehicles equipped with high volume teargas canons.

Before dawn, Yahir Rojas, a schoolteacher and one of the spokespersons for the community movement was illegally abducted and beaten unconscious by Agrosuper guards. He was rushed to intensive care and is thankfully recovering but the brutality of a company that resorts to violence against its opponents has shocked the nation and the world.

Triumph for an organised community

No doubt worried by this bad publicity but giving the reason of ‘being unable to fulfill environmental considerations’, Agrosuper is closing the plant and has already laid off 200 workers.  Cesar Orellana, the newly elected Mayor of Freirina, said ‘This is a triumph for an organised community’,

Toxic stench engulfs the valley

With only a fraction of the proposed 2.5 million pigs in the sheds in the desert above Freirina, this industrial pig rearing complex has depleted the local water supply, and the inhabitants suffer illnesses caused by the toxic stench from biodegrading pig faeces that engulfs their picturesque valley.

The cost of intensive pig rearing is also paid by the animals. When visiting another of Agrosuper’s massive factory farm complexes 1,000 kilometres to the South in San Pedro, I climbed over a barbed wire fence to film rows and rows of pregnant  pigs trapped in steel cages too narrow for them to turn around for their entire four month pregnancy.

Although these cages are banned in the UK, 50% of our pork is imported from the EU and Chile so pork we purchase is often raised in conditions like these.

Pig Business In Chile is a country specific version of Pig Business, the film that can be seen in 20 languages on the pigbusiness.co.uk web site. Pig Business in Romania was made earlier this year and Pig Business In Hungary, in Ecuador, in Latvia and in Ukraine are currently in production.

True cost of pig factory farming

The Pig Business films show politicians and consumers the true costs of pig factory farming to human health, surface and groundwater supplies, the mistreated pigs and deprived rural communities across the world.

Farms Not Factories is also campaigning against the proposed intensive pig factory at Foston, Derbyshire which, if built, would house 25,000 pigs and be one of the largest in the UK.

To compete with cheap imports, the UK’s pig lobby and government want pig farmers to get big or get out of the industry. If our government is so addicted to global free trade that it won’t protect our higher welfare pig farms from cheap imports, consumers in the UK could cut the corporate giants’ profits by buying pork with high welfare labels or buying locally reared pork from local butchers or farmers’ markets.

The proposed factory farm at Foston isn’t on the same scale as the Agrosuper unit in Freirina, but the consequences are as serious to the local community: appalling smells, potential flooding, damage to the environment, ill health and smaller scale sustainable farms going out of business.

Notes to editors

Photos available to download here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigbusiness/sets/72157632210945161/

Background:

  • Chile is the biggest exporter of pork to the EU (48% of total pork imports in 2010) Source
  • Chile is the second largest pork producer in South America after Brazil.
  • Chile’s per capita pork consumption is double that of Brazil.
  • 40% of Chilean pork is exported.
  • The main destinations are Japan, South Korea, the European Union and Mexico.
  • During 2000-2006, the pork sector recorded a 473% growth in exports.
  • Agrosuper is the largest pork company in Chile, controlling 68% of production.

More information:

The new documentary Pig Business in Chile will be complete in the next few months
More information: www.pigbusiness.co.uk
Contact: press@pigbusiness.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 584 6592

Chile Freirina Pig Plant Closes After Smell Protest


Chile Freirina pig plant closes after smell protests

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20675617A pig processing plant in northern Chile that provoked months of protests by local people over the stench is to close indefinitely, its owner says.

In May, authorities ordered the plant closed and 500,000 pigs removed, as residents blocked access to the site.

Operations resumed recently, provoking renewed demonstrations.

Food firm Agrosuper said stricter environmental controls demanded by the government meant the plant was no longer economically viable.

Residents in the city of Freirina had long campaigned for the Agrosuper plant, one of Latin America’s biggest meat processing sites, to be shut, saying it produced a strong and unpleasant smell.

In May, the authorities declared a health alert in the area and temporarily closed the plant, after residents blocked the entrance and pigs began to die from lack of food and water.

Agrosuper was given six months to evacuate all the pigs, but protesters said it still had 270,000 animals there at the beginning of November.

However, the Chilean government issued a new decree allowing it to resume its activities last month, provoking further protests.

„The recent environmental rating substantially restricts our operation, leaving us a limited economic viability,“ a statement from Agrosuper’s board of directors said.

„This and the recent events, which we regret, have led the company to take this decision.“

Local people welcomed the announcement.

„This is a triumph for an organised community,“ Freirina Mayor Cesar Orellana told the Associated Press.

Agrosuper said it was sorry that the plant’s closure would mean job losses.

Ractopamine: Russia Just Doesn´t Want it in their Meat


Ractopamine: Russia Just Doesn’t Want It In Their Meat… (Me Either!)

 
http://windowstorussia.com/ractopamine-russia-just-doesnt-want-it-in-their-meat-me-either.html /copied from Comment to the former article about Toxic Meat….Thank You!
chemical structure of Ractopaminechemical structure of Ractopamine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ractopamine is a drug that is used as a feed additive to promote leanness in animals raised for their meat. Pharmacologically, it is a beta-adrenoceptor agonist. It is the active ingredient in products known as Paylean for swine and Optaflexx for cattle, developed by Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, for use in food animals for growth promotion. Ractopamine has been banned in the European Union, Taiwan and mainland China and now in Russia… (Link)

America (USA) is having a stinker fit and falling in it as they have it! The threats are coming hot and fast and this is while the USA just shipped 210 shipping containers of US pork and beef worth $20 million and Russia has said, “Hold on just a second!”

It is a meat war and the US is very very unhappy about the loss of a huge market like Russia’s, but as I have said several times Russia is developing their meat market and tainted product from America is not right…

Washington has urged Russia not to restrict beef and pork imports from the U.S. Russia’s plant and health regulator, Rosselkhoznadzor, earlier ruled that meat imports from producers using feed additive ractopamine must be tested and certified. The U.S. says the move violates the WTO norms…

Russia, which joined the world trade club as its 156th member in August 2012 after 18 years of negotiations, announced on Friday beef and pork imports from US producers using ractopamine must be tested and certified free of the feed additive…

The move came a day after the US Senate repealed the Cold War-era Jackson-Vanik restrictions on trade with Russia and simultaneously passed the Magnitsky Act, which targets Russian officials deemed by Washington to have violated human rights…

“The United States is very concerned that Russia has taken these actions, which appear to be inconsistent with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a joint statement…

“The United States calls on Russia to suspend these new measures and restore market access for U.S. beef and pork products.”

Russian officials denied allegations that the decision to restrict US meat imports was made in response to US sanctions against Russian human rights abusers adopted in conjunction with the trade bill.

The Magnitsky Act specifically targets Russian officials considered by the White House to be involved in the death of Russian whistleblower lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, but it extends to other purported violators of human rights in Russia as well.

“The United States sought, and Russia committed as part of its WTO accession package, to ensure that it adhere rigorously to WTO requirements and that it would use international standards unless it had a risk assessment to justify use of a more stringent standard. Especially in light of its commitment to use international standards, this is an important opportunity for Russia to demonstrate that it takes its WTO commitments seriously,” the statement further said.

But….

European Union, Taiwan and mainland China and now in Russia does not want this (ractopamine) crap in their food and these are some big markets. Looks like the USA needs to start raising food correctly and not poisoning all our asses – all the time…

Ractopamine is responsible for hyperactivity, muscle break down and 10 percent  mortality in a recent pig study. It is banned in 160 nations world wide – but not in America. In China ractopamine was banned in 2002 after more than 1700 people were “poisoned”   from eating Paylean (trade  name for ractopamine) fed pigs.  In Taiwan it has been banned since 2006.

Toxic Meat


 

U.S. calls on Russia to lift restrictions and accept its toxic meat

RIA Novosti
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 06:04 CST  and www.sott.net.com/
 

© RIA Novosti. Alexandr Kryazhev
US Calls on Russia to Lift Meat Restrictions
 

The United States called on Russia on Sunday to lift restrictions on American meat imports, saying the new requirement on American beef and pork supplies contradicted Russia’s obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Russia, which joined the world trade club as its 156th member in August 2012 after 18 years of negotiations, announced on Friday beef and pork imports from US producers using ractopamine must be tested and certified free of the feed additive.

The move came a day after the US Senate repealed the Cold War-era Jackson-Vanik restrictions on trade with Russia and simultaneously passed the Magnitsky Act, which targets Russian officials deemed by Washington to have violated human rights.

„The United States is very concerned that Russia has taken these actions, which appear to be inconsistent with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization,“ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in a joint statement.

„The United States calls on Russia to suspend these new measures and restore market access for U.S. beef and pork products.“

Russian officials denied allegations that the decision to restrict US meat imports was made in response to US sanctions against Russian human rights abusers adopted in conjunction with the trade bill.

The Magnitsky Act specifically targets Russian officials considered by the White House to be involved in the death of Russian whistleblower lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, but it extends to other purported violators of human rights in Russia as well.

„The United States sought, and Russia committed as part of its WTO accession package, to ensure that it adhere rigorously to WTO requirements and that it would use international standards unless it had a risk assessment to justify use of a more stringent standard. Especially in light of its commitment to use international standards, this is an important opportunity for Russia to demonstrate that it takes its WTO commitments seriously,“ the statement further said.