“We are shocked and angry. The BEST thing you can do to raise global attention is to put up a web site in English and we will post a link on HinduUnity.org

Our organization is against cow slaughter.  ALL COW SLAUGHTER.
So we must do what we can to change this God forsaken world.
Cows represent a symbol of motherhood to the Hindu people.
It is where milk comes from and we all grew up on her (cows) milk.”  (Rohit Vyasmaan, Chairman)

We did so. Thank you, Hindu friends. See here, but excuse our bad English:

 

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4.3.2003

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Cruel slaughter in the European Union – Apocalypse for Cows

 

 

Cruel slaughter in the European Union
Often no sufficient anesthesia - Charge against Austrian slaughterhouses – Apocalypse for Cows - Christians and Hindus proclaim meat boycot
Internet campaign of animal welfarists

 

Vienna (etika.com) – Cruel scenes in European slaughterhouses have caused a worldwide campaign of friends of animals. Many cows are insufficiently anesthetized (stunned). Being slaughtered they awake and bellow awfully in their death-agony when being cut up and dismembered. Full of anguish they wriggle for minutes until the end of their severed existence.

 

An organization for the protection of animals in Upper Austria has proved these scenes by documentary evidence:

A journalist and the president Dr. Friedrich Landa produced a video with the brutal scenes in a slaughterhouse of Upper Austria. Everybody can see it in Internet.

 

Video: http://www.t0.or.at/~tierschutz/tiu/index-video.html

Fotos (author: TiU/Landa): http://www.t0.or.at/~tierschutz/bilder/rinderschlachtung.html
Homepage: http://www.tierschutz.cc

 

Dr. Friedrich Landa, president of the societies for the protection in Upper Austria, Linz, announced a charge against all Austrian slaughterhouses because of cruelty to animals. He supposes that animals get insufficient anaesthetization in the slaughterhouses of the whole European Union.

 

On the grounds that there is a danger of spreading BSE, the Commission of the European Union in Brussels has forbidden the cut through the spinal cord of the cows and other animals (directive number 2000/418/EG). The consequences: Many animals are anesthetized only with a shot machine for bolts, they awake when being slaughtered, cry and wriggle in terrible pain during minutes. But the cut (sever) served as second, total anesthesia before the partition of the cows.

 

Friends of animals now fear that many cows in the European Union are tortured in this terrible way to death.

 

In a Press Conference in Vienna, the capital auf Austria, the deputy of the green party Madeleine Petrovic  attacked the European Union because “the new directive of the EU has not the right to change the Austrian civil and criminal law” (may 8). The Austria Press Agency (APA) and the newspaper in German language "Dolomiten“, Bozen (South Tyrol/Italy) gave a report on the press conference (may 9).

 

The directive of the European Union contradicts the national or regional laws; in those laws usually exists a passage, basing on a long tradition in civilized countries, like this:

"Who slaughters an animal, must anesthetize (stun, benumb?)  it completely bevor the withdrawal of blood.”

 

Christian protectors of animals speak of an Apocalypse for Animals and proclaim a meat boycott: “Don´t eat meat at least five days in the week!”  ( www.etika.com )

 

A shocked and angry organization of Hindus pleads for a total renunciation of the meat of cows ( www.hinduunity.org ).

 

Christian and Hindu protectors of animals urge alle friends of animals and the societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals to actions of solidarity against cruel slaughtering. They emphasize that God will punish severely every cruelty against animals, our poor “brothers and sisters” (St. Francis of Assisi).

 

The Bible says: “Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” (Luke 6,36)

“For judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.” (James 2,13)

“GOD will reward each according to his works.” (Romans 2,6)

“Everybody suffers adequate to the kind of his crime, which reveals in a unique manner the divine wisdom and justice. The punishment for the offences will be measured out as with a balance.” (Luis of Granada: Book for prayer and meditation, Friday night)

 

The Christian protectors of animals draw also attention to the mysterious words of Paul the Apostle:

 

“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope. Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” (The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 8, 19-22).

 

„Man, why do you beat the animal!
Woe to you who don´t hear how it screams with pain and begs the Creator in Heaven for pity.
But three times woe to that one about whom it screams and wails in its pain!

Don´t beat it never again, so that also you find pity!“

(Apocryphe word of Jesus from the Coptic Bible)

 

Documentation in German language:
The Bellowing of Cows being Slaughtered
Das Brüllen der Rinder beim Geschlachtetwerden

 

Press Conference in Vienna:
The Blame of the European Union (in German):
Die Schuld der EU

A prayer of Peter Coryllis:

OUR FATHER,
Who art banished to Heaven –
Besmirched is Thy name …

Thy will was trampled underfoot

Our daily bread will rot
Because our guilt chokes us,
And only the guilty are left on earth,
For guilty have we all become. …

And evil spread without bounds.

Will Thy salvation yet come?
- Father, this I ask in prayer,
May Thy will be done! Amen.

Etika Index english
Mahatma Gandhi:  
The Cow is a Poem of Pity - Die Kuh ist ein Gedicht des Mitleids
Jordi Mota:
Traurige WeihnachtTriste Navidad - hrvatski
Franziskus von Assisi:
Warum Franziskus weinte, wenn er ein Lamm sah (Chronik von 1603/4)
About this actionin German
Press release in German Italian

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