#9 – Ride4Respect I Zickenfarm – wo du sein kannst, wie du bist

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#9 – Ride4Respect I Zickenfarm – wo du sein kannst, wie du bist

#9 – Ride4Respect I Zickenfarm – wo du sein kannst, wie du bist


Yes, dear Evi, good that it finally worked out. You’re only busy the whole day. I am grateful that I can have this 5 minutes – hopefully. Before the next emergency starts and you have to run somewhere. How many animals du you have here right now? It´s about 150. And you do not have goats, you have everything, or let´s say: a lot. Mostley goats and sheeps. 130 of them at the moment. And in addition: 5 horses, 4 ponnys, 1 bull and some cats. How did you get the idea to open up the “Zickenfarm”? I always had the dream to create a place, where humans and animals life together in harmony. At the beginning I mainly had dogs, cats, small animals but also horses. And then Paul came. I have meet Paul today already. That was now 12,5 years ago and since that I have focused on goats and sheep. That´s because I think we are the only ones within animal welfare in Germany, taking goats and sheep, as nobody wants them. And where do they come from? In Europe goats and sheep are mainly used for meat and milk production. But also for leather and fur. Wool has not played a major role since cotton and synthetic fabrics. The intestine of sheep is used under the misleading term “cat gut” for strings of musical instruments and tennis rackets and for the production of Saitlingen – thus the skin around the Wiener sausages for example. Normally, sheep could be about 10-12 years. Goats some more years. The oldest sheep in the world reached 23 years and was named Lucky. In the meat production the animals reach however usually only 2-12 months. In the milk, breeding or wool industry, it can also be 3-7 years. Lets the performance of the animal, it is unprofitable and comes to the butcher, just like other animals! In Germany there are 15-20 thousand goats and about two million sheep that are slaughtered per year. Most of them are lambs, so 2-12 months old children. In particular, lamb comes from male milkweeds that are between two and six months old at slaughter – as they are useless in the dairy industry. They are no different from the male children in the cow’s milk industry. Incidentally, the name Milchlamm refers to the fact that they would actually be taking breast milk at the age of slaughter – because there are still babies. “Would” because the babies in the animal factories are taken away from their mothers very early, because the milk is indeed needed for humans. The extra bred lambs are between six and 12 months old. Whoever thinks that the stupid sheep does not care whether it lives or dies and that they do not feel anything in the slaughterhouse, is wrong. Common sense tells us that sheep and goats – like all animals – have complex feelings and are capable of conscious thinking. If you do not believe it, there are studies that are linked below in the video description. For Evi, that’s not a question, because she knows that all of her 150 animals know and love her as much as she does each one of them. She raised and bred some of her animals from an early age and the animals thank her with infinite loyalty and love. And how do you finance all this fun? I was at the vet today with seven babies, the mom and Tiger. That was probably not cheap, but now you have 150 animals…!? So until a few months ago I financed everything all by myself. But now the limit has been reached and I would like to continue as these animals simply are my life. Okay, tell us: how can we help you? Very, very urgently we would look for someone who might help here, who likes to stay here. 2, 3, 4, 5 days or however. Who might even wants to live here, managing all of this here with us. So not only caress and cuddle animals as some might imagine, but really hard work, hard tacking, absolute love for the animals. You have seen it, our weekend was super tough and the animals urgently need sponsorships to just survive here, to finance that, so this NGO just keeps on going. OK, so Good, so come to work here a few days ago, get started. Or take over an animal sponsorship. That would be great! The animals are super cute and Evi needs some sleep. Yes, that would be great! I want to say thank you very much, that you offered me accommodation at this bad weather today. It was a blatant experience, I have to admit. We thank you for being here, that you were interested in anything, unfortunately the very few are interested in goats and sheep. Really great. Thanks a lot.

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