Costa Rica, San José


The industrialized production of meat is not only the source of much animal suffering, but also affects our health and the environment.

After the publication of shocking photos of some stables, many Germans are willing to pay a higher price for meat, if the animals live in better conditions.

The German organization BUND (Network for the Protection of Environment and Nature) has created a guide to improve these conditions, and to create the political and financial conditions to achieve a change.

For consumers, it is still difficult to get reliable information about the origin of the meat. The policy must create the relevant standards.

On January 20, 2018 there will be a demonstration in Berlin, in order to impact the current negotiations to form a new federal Government.

In Costa Rica, the situation is worse.

Almost nobody knows about the conditions at the PIPASA / since 2011 facilities of the transnational CARGILL.

Almost nobody knows about the conditions in pig farming.

The cattle, we see it apparently happy in their corrals.

Since June 30, 1977 is prohibited in Spain the use of hormones in livestock, either natural or artificial, for purposes that are not strictly therapeutic or correct behavior of animal production, “have told EL PAIS authoritative sources of the Ministry of Agriculture

What do we know about the use of growth stimulants: hormonal, natural and ionophores in Costa Rica?

Deforestation related to the expansion of livestock, during several decades of the twentieth century, has had a strong impact on climate change.

Other factors such as the production of food for chickens, pigs and livestock, the emission of gases etc. It also influences climate change.

As in Germany, it is urgent that the consumer has access to information. We have the right to know what we eat and how it has been produced.

Klaus Beisswenger, San José 01.17.2018

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  1. I find this text excellent and excellent for people in Costa Rica. I think he is picking up on a problem that is not just in the industrial North. That’s why we’re trying this dialogue work between North and South. Thank you, dear Klaus and greetings to the colleagues

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