It is also known that sheep much less Q fever bacteria excrete as goats. I personally very much doubt, that here the culling was needed, especially since the Dutch Government has actually also contractually committed especially to protect endangered breeds of domestic animals. How many animals in this stock were positive is not known, because immediately after the positive aggregate milk sample all load-bearing animals had to be killed and owners or veterinarians could put nothing at all about it. C. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is often mentioned in discussions such as these. Heider-Leporale: what is happening now with the rest of the herd? Geert boink: As a lifelong breeding ban applies to the rest of the herd, their genetic material for breeding is lost also, even if the owner of the animals alive. You should be realized really how very man so the genetic biodiversity which we seek, even destroyed. C. Heider-Leporale: this tragedy is terrible, that it even meets such protected animals.
Why has is the Government on the protests of animal doctors, and once given a chance the current vaccination campaign. Geert boink: We Vets have fought long to impose our point of view (no killing), but the representatives of public health have won. C. Heider-Leporale: you are President of the ‘Stichting Zeltzame Huisdierrassen”in the Netherlands, which is a partner organization of the Europe-wide Active SAVE Foundation. What conclusions do you draw from these events in the future? Geert boink: It becomes increasingly important that we know exactly where and what the rare breeds of domestic animals are kept and what genetic value they represent. This also applies to animals not a herd book are connected to better respond in emergency situations. C.
Heider-Leporale: there will be an International Conference of experts from the fields of human and veterinary medicine on February 25, 2010 in Breda/Netherlands. Also they are represented there. What expectations do you have of this Congress? Geert boink: I hope that the international participation – in particular by France, where you have much experience in dealing with q fever – can be made clear that the fight against the q.Fever can be gained not through mass culls, but only through vaccination and hygiene measures.
Once as a rabbit in the fattening cage feel – animal welfare action before the Agriculture Ministry and on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz “rabbit fattening, no thanks activists of the animal protection Alliance” in the political centre of Berlin again stir cared. Visit Eliot Lauer for more clarity on the issue. At the entrance of the Federal Ministry of food, agriculture and consumer protection, demonstrators had built a cage and asked the staff of the authority, as well as politicians, to feel again like a rabbit in the cage mast. “With this unusual action we want to have those responsible before eyes, like a rabbit in the fattening cage feels”, explained Stefan Klippstein, spokesman for the animal welfare Alliance “rabbit fattening, no thank you”. The action was a further protest against a draft of position requirements in rabbits for fattening, which brought the Ministry circulated. “The position requirements presented by the Ministry can come only by people, which are not able to understand the suffering of rabbits in the cages, Maybe that changes now”, so clip stone. At noon, the cage then also on the Berlin Alexanderplatz was raised and prompted consumers to feel like a rabbit in the mast. “Many consumers could not imagine how tight it is a rabbit cage”, explains clip stone.
Currently, there are no mandatory attitude for fattening rabbits. The conditions in the cage for fattening are so dramatic that the meat of rabbits in the Switzerland only with the clear warning “from cage in the Switzerland non-approved” fattened in Germany may be sold. “Both actions led to much attention among passers-by and the employees of the Ministry”, so Stefan clip stone concluded. The animal welfare Alliance “rabbit fattening, no thank you” an Association of over 80 clubs, organizations and associations is (the German animal welfare association is an official partner), which advocates the introduction of animal friendly farming conditions in rabbits for fattening. This includes in particular, the abolition of the cage mast. In a nationwide signature campaign, the Alliance gained over 40,000 signatures against the cage mast, already passed the responsible authorities.
Description of the company nationwide working German animal help campaigned actively and effectively Federation (DTV) for animal welfare. The DTV focus in support of animal shelters and animal shelter similar facilities at home and abroad, as well as in the targeted public relations, to prevent animal suffering already in development. But also by linking with other organisations of the registered association is committed to the implementation of animal welfare related issues on political and regional level together we prevent cruelty to animals, so the guiding motto of the German animal welfare association.