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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Farmers in Switzerland routinely EATING cats and dogs with their meals ..

Farmers in Switzerland routinely EATING cats and dogs with their meals... The photograph attached is from S.E. Asia Practice still common among farmers in areas of Switzerland.. The most popular type of dog is a breed related to the Rottweiler.. Commercial sale of dog meat is banned in the country, eating is not. It is a practice more usually associated with Far Eastern countries such as China and Vietnam. But a report by a newspaper in Switzerland has revealed that dog and cat meat is still part of meals in the Alpine nation. The Tages Anzeiger said farmers in the Appenzell and St. Gallen areas in particular slaughter the creatures to eat themselves or to pass on to friends. The favourite type of meat comes from a dog that is related to the beefy Rottweiler. Another farmer told how he raised animals and then called in a butcher friend to kill them when they were ripe for slaughter. Still one more described how he either shot the creatures, usually adored as pets throughout Europe, or bludgeoned them to death. According to the report, people ate the meat as ‘mostbröckli’ - usually a form of beef or ham that is marinated, but this one made from dog or cat. ‘No-one knows what it is when you prepare it in this fashion,’ a farmer added. While not taking place on a commercial scale, the practice horrifies animal rights activists in Switzerland where the eating of such creatures is not forbidden by law, as it is in nearby Germany. In Switzerland the person who wants to kill a cat or a dog will only be prosecuted if the killing is itself cruel.

45 comments:

  1. NEWS STORY LINK- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255684/Farmers-Switzerland-routinely-EATING-cats-dogs-meals.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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    1. Start a petition,there has to be some animal cruelty laws and organization to have the cats and dogs removed,DearGOD please make it happen,that the animals will be siezed and put into loving homes,in JESUS name,AMEN

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  2. So let's get a petition going! There's little point in just telling people about it if we don't do something!

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    1. I AM SHOCKED & DISGUSTED BEYOND BELIEF THAT THIS IS HAPPENING... YES YES YES A PETITION MUST BE STARTED & PUBLICITY IN ALL OF THE SWISS MEDIA.. I AM SURE THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE OF THIS HORRIFIC NEWS.. WE DO NOT NOT NOW OR EVER NEED TO EAT ANY ANIMAL IN ANY COUNTRY.

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    2. I completely agree with Anne Conroy-no point wasting time just sharing this awful story, let"s do something about it-let's get a petition to Swiss gvernment going!

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    3. Many thanks for all the comments. There is a petition on CARE2..i will post the link..asap.

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  3. Signed/ heartbroken. St. Francis/please help!

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  4. how is this any different from eating chickens, cows, pigs, fish, etc.?

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    1. It's not, It's equally as absurd, uneccessary, and cruel. Humans can live perfectly healthy this day and age without having to succomb to dominating other species who feel every ounce of pain as much as you do.

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    2. this is not very different, as nobody should eat chicken etc etc... BUT it is even more upsetting because cats and dogs are supposed to be pets, they are considered smarter.. AND MOST OF ALL, THE HAVE FAITH IN US

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  5. Come on with an petition about this hell on earth for the cats and dogs who now end up on a plate as a meal.

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  6. Frankly, I would like to see a petition banning consumption of all animals, and the products there of. There is no difference. The cow wants to live as much as the dog and much as the human.

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    1. I agree and that any animal has the right to live and I would like to see a ban on the slaughter of all animals. Humans as a superior race have the knowledge enough to create tasty alternatives to meat.

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    2. So true, leyla... couldn't agree with you more on this one! What a barbaric, inhumane disgusting thing to do!!!

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    3. MANY thanks fro all your comments. ThERE is a petition on CARE2 i will post the link asap.

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  7. I am sorry, but as much as we love our domestic pets, how is it different than the piece of chicken or hamburger on your plate?

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    1. You are right to some extent. But when was the last time a chicken saved your life or sniffed out drugs? I agree with you we should not eat any animal let a lone a dog or cat.

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  8. Can someone explain your hypocrisy? This is exactly what cow, chickens, and cattle in general go through to end on our tables as meat. Wait, no, that's not right. Cattle actually goes THROUGH WORSE. Are you advocating vegetarianism? Because if you are, as a vegan myself, I applaud your efforts. But if you are not vegan, and you're not promoting vegetarianism, then you're a hypocrite. Last time I checked, it was not only dogs and cats that suffer pain and cruelty.

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  9. Any act against any animal, cats, dogs, cattle, chickens or any other souls, is an act against humanity. We need to develop more awareness about the beautiful lives these animals have. I believe, it is cruel and inhumane to take their lives for our own pleasure. We all (animals and human beings) are meant to be in this world together!

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    1. So true & beautifully put. Thank you for having such a good heart!

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  10. Please view this as a step toward ending animal cruelty and exploitation. I have chickens as pets and would be as horrified as dog and cat owners at the disregard for their feelings and emotions when used for human consumption. This culture has a lot to learn, it is not just dogs and cats but all animals that suffer for a damn sandwich. I am vegetarian and would be vegan but for the love of cheese. WE must work together to stop the pain and suffering of all animals.

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  11. The people in Europe are going insane -can't you all grasp that? Its the beginning of the end -when there are no limits to ones respect /protection of another. Next we'll be eating dead fetuses. First man's best friend -then..man.

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  12. What a bunch of sickos don't these folks realize that dogs and cats are pets not food.

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  13. 1. The photograph attached is from S.E. Asia and should have origin cited. I live in Thailand, and am involved in campaigns against the dog meat trade to Vietnam, participating in protests in Bangkok etc.
    2. Documentary evidence of dog breeding for slaughter is required to give this protest any credibility. Everything I have read here is based on hearsay. Hearsay does not stand up in court, although may be taken as a 'smoking gun' by an interested investigative journalist, prompting deeper research.
    3. The impassioned argument about dogs versus chickens etc is not helpful, and will be laughed at as simply 'pissing in to the wind."
    4. Focus is needed, or forget it.
    5. Has anyone got any hard evidence to share? I want to know more.

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    1. Go kevin, you are acting and I am so grateful to those especially in Asian countries who fight centuries old habits. Don't know what you mean about sharing hard evidence. I just do what I can to rescue animals. Thanks for your efforts.

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    2. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR VERY VALID COMMENTS. I know that picture comes from ASIA.. BLOGGER does not allow me to post the origin of the picture. There are many news links on the WEB to go to ..to read more about this issue. All the best J

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  14. why they don't ban on eating all these items? this is as good as they are killing animals.

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  15. I am Swiss and I don’t know ONE person who eats cats or dogs. They may be a FEW persons who eats them but nearly all Swiss would NEVER eat cats or dogs.

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  16. Veganism really is the way: humans consuming flesh & exploiting animals are murderers. The vilest kind & such people should eat each other instead. Animal cruelty is indeed the worst thinkable crime. Animals are completely innocent - we most certainly are not, and, unlike the sacred, we have a choice - they do not! Please end evil this very moment!

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  17. Really the sweeds are doing this? Hard to believe. It's not in their nature. Swedish people are more intellegent than this i would think. But who is any one to say anything when we gas dogs and cats to death and eat cows,pigs,lambs,etc,etc. Dogs and cats are pets and very intellengent animals. It's really sad to see this. Wasn't Jesus a vegetarian? That should tell us something.

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    1. Hi this is about >>>SWISS.....NOT Swedish!! ...Switzerland farmers...ok.

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  18. For a country with such high standards and excellent control, it is quite shocking to hear such a terrible story. They should be ashamed of themselves. Let's sign a petition and send it to the government. This should be enough to put them to shame.

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  19. For a country with such high standards and excellent control, it is quite shocking to hear and read a story of this kind. They should be ashamed of themselves. Let's sign a petition......... That should be enough to put them to shame

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  20. For a country with such high standards and excellent control, it is quite shocking to hear and read a story of this kind. They should be ashamed of themselves. Let's sign a petition......... That should be enough to put them to shame

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  21. I don't personally like the idea, but factory farming is much, much worse. Pigs, especially, are extremely intelligent and may even be self aware, just as chimps, dolphins, elephants and humans are. It's one thing to have to suffer, but another to understand it and have to contemplate your hopeless future. That's the kind of suffering we inflict when we eat pork.

    So yea, I find this kind of outrage to be hypocritical. Most of the people who comment here are already paying to have much worse done for their personal enjoyment. Dogs are no more intelligent than sheep or cows, and most of the animals eaten in Switzerland won't have to live their entire lives in tiny steel prisons that they cannot even move around in all while listening to the cries of their neighbours while they suffer.

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    1. Sorry, but dogs are more intelligent than sheep and cows. Much more and they show real emotion, embarrassment, jealousy, and love. Real feelings like us.

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  22. yes we need a petition to stop this ASAP

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  23. So, how do you get a petition going? I don't know how or I would have done it already. I'm 63 and not tech or media savvy, but some of you must be younger and know how to get a peition started. Don't talk about it... do it! I'll sign it and almost everybody I know will sign it too. I don't eat animals but some people do. That's not going to change, but cramming ANY animal into a small cage with a dozen others is clearly animal cruelty and must be prosecuted under existing Swiss laws. Getting the Swiss to stop eating cats and dogs altogether would be a bonus. Let's get going, youngsters!!

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  24. SEND YOUR CONCERNS TO THE SWISS GOVERNMENT...
    Links:
    http://www.oecd.org/general/governmentofswitzerlandusefullinks.htm
    http://www.admin.ch/
    http://www.admin.ch/kontakt/index.html?lang=en

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  25. I have always thought (erroneously, obviously) that the people of Switzerland were the epitome of civilized. This is horribly discouraging that the government, which is supposed to be fair and equitable, would allow such primitive, disgusting acts. Wake up, Swiss law enforcement! This is unacceptable on so many levels.

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  26. I agree with your comment and i believe that animal has the right to live.meal bars for dogs

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