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Animal rights activists block Hoeneß 'sausage factory - "Uli Hoeneß very hungry sausages the earth flat"

2022-01-05T15:44:34.713Z

Animal rights activists block Hoeneß 'sausage factory - "Uli Hoeneß very hungry sausages the earth flat" Created: 01/05/2022, 4:32 PM From: Tanja Kipke Animal rights activists protested against the conditions in the meat industry on Uli Hoeneß's birthday in front of the sausage factory he co-founded. © Andreas Gebert / dpa On Wednesday, several activists protested in front of the HoWe sausage



Animal rights activists block Hoeneß 'sausage factory - "Uli Hoeneß very hungry sausages the earth flat"

Created: 01/05/2022, 4:32 PM

From: Tanja Kipke

Animal rights activists protested against the conditions in the meat industry on Uli Hoeneß's birthday in front of the sausage factory he co-founded.

© Andreas Gebert / dpa

On Wednesday, several activists protested in front of the HoWe sausage factory, which Uli Hoeneß co-founded - on his 70th birthday.

Nuremberg - soccer manager Uli Hoeneß * celebrates his 70th birthday this Wednesday.

Animal rights activists took this as an opportunity to start a protest in front of Hoeneß's co-founded sausage factory.

With their action, the activists of Animal Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion protested against the conditions in the meat industry.

They criticize that entrepreneurs like Hoeneß “amassed immense wealth on the backs of animals, workers and the environment”.

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Animal rights activists protest in front of the Hoeneß sausage factory in Nuremberg: "Happy Birthday, Uli Hoeneß!"

On Wednesday in front of the plant in Nuremberg *, the participants blamed the meat, egg and milk producers for "cruelty to animals and climate collapse".

Various slogans could be read on the activists' banners.

For example, "Closed due to environmental damage" or "Uli Hoeneß very hungry sausages the earth flat".

Animal rights activists protested against the conditions in the meat industry in front of the sausage factory co-founded by Hoeneß.

© Michael Hutter / dpa

Around 40 people are involved in the action, as the organizers announced on Twitter.

In a post by the activists it also says: “We are blocking the two entrances to the site with metal tripods and crate stalls from pig breeding.

The meat factory is closed today due to environmental damage!

Happy Birthday, Uli Hoeneß! ".

According to the police *, however, access to the factory premises is still possible.

You are with several emergency services on site.

Uli Hoeneß recently came under criticism for vegan statements

With their slogans, the activists also alluded to Hoeness statements about vegans a few weeks ago. In an interview with

Antenne Bayern

the soccer manager said: “I still accept vegetarian food a bit, vegan at all, because people only get sick in the long run.” He tried to eat vegetarian, but he didn't like “that stuff” , Hoeneß explained at the time: "Because there is everything in there that shouldn't be in a Nuremberg Rostbratwurst, namely stabilizers and flavor enhancers." His statements made waves on Twitter *.

According to dpa, HoWe Wurstwaren KG initially did not receive any comments on the campaign.

Uli Hoeneß, the long-standing board member and president of the Bundesliga soccer club FC Bayern *, founded the company in 1985 together with a business partner.

In the meantime, son Florian Hoeneß is the head of the company, which, according to his own statements, produces up to four million Nuremberg sausages * per day.

(tkip with dpa) * Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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