Potsdam (dpa / bb) - After the closure of a pig fattening and breeding business due to animal welfare violations in the Märkisch-Oderland district, animal rights activists continue to criticize the conditions for the remaining animals.

Apparently nothing fundamental has changed for about 100 pigs, said the animal rights organization Animal Rights Watch.

The animals would and would still be in their own droppings.

Many had bloodied ears.

The organization had drawn attention to the grievances.

The operator was banned from keeping animals in mid-January.

No further piglets are raised and no sows are inseminated.

Of the originally around 2500 to 3000 pigs, around 1900 are still on site, said the spokesman for the Märkisch-Oderland district on Tuesday.

The rest were slaughtered or taken to other farms to grow up to slaughter.

The authorities took care of the animals that remained there.

So far, 50,000 euros have been used to buy fodder, repair the slurry system, remove slurry or install a new heating system.

Every day an employee of the veterinary office is on site and looks after the animals.


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