Frankfurt (Deutschland), 29 Jan 2011


The TiRM (, Initiative for Animal Rights of the Rhein Main Region) supports the demand for the abolition of meat and held events during the World Week for the Abolition of Meat in a street in Frankfurt am Main where the main restaurants can be found.

We had an information stall and gave information about the making of animal products and explained that one can live well without consuming any.


Hamburg Altona (Deutschland), 29 Jan 2011


As part of the World Week for the Abolition of Meat, a demonstration was held on Saturday 29th January in Hamburg Altona. It took place in front of Schweinske Restaurant (Ottenser Hauptstr. 1) and Görtz shoe store (Ottenser Hauptstr. 10) .

The action aimed at drawing public attention on the exploitation of animals in today's society and more particularly on the exploitation of animals that are killed and consumed each and every day. Boosted by the current media debates around the problems of meat consumption and animal farming, the activists conveyed the message that "meat" and "leather" are products which always go along with violence: the freedom of animals is systematically robbed, each and every one of them ends up being killed and its body commercialized.

Just like human beings, animals are sensitive beings and individuals; however, they are considered as raw material and as objects. The liberation of animals from societal fetters is the goal of the animal liberation movement.

"With this action we want to protest against the violence systematically inflicted upon animals by the meat industry. We want to give the opportunity to anyone who is interested to receive information about alternatives such as veganism," said Maria Tengel, one of the organizers of the action.

Organised by MIT:

Contact: info(at)


München (Deutschland), 29 Jan 2011


As part of the World Week for the Abolition of Meat, the TiM (Munich Initiative for Animal rights) has once again shown to passers-by the cruel reality of meat consumption.

Activists held pictures of "animals raised for meat", leafleted and informed people about the lethal consequences of meat consumption.

Because meat production involves killing the animals that are eaten,
because their living conditions and slaughter cause many of them to suffer,
because eating meat isn't necessary, because sentient beings shouldn't be mistreated or killed unnecessarily,

therefore, farming, fishing and hunting animals for their flesh, as well as selling and eating animal flesh, should be abolished.


Photograph: Tierrechtsinitiative München
Organization: Tierrechtsinitiative München
Contact: Tierrechtsinitiative München

Stuttgart (Deutschland), 22 Jan 2011


This event was organized by TiRS (Stuttgart Initiative For Animal Rights).

It took place as part of the world week for the abolition of meat.

In Stuttgart King's street 20 activists of the Stuttgart Initiative for Animal Rights (TiRS) demonstrated with pictures of animals suffering or being killed for the meat industry. Along with these pictures, the slogan "let's abolish meat" appeared in 11 different languages (Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, German and Russian).

Because meat causes suffering that can be avoided, it is not up to each individual to make a decision: it must be abolished.

We want to raise a political debate where the interests of animals (such as not suffering) can find a real consideration.

However, the "production" of meat will always mean that these interests cannot be protected.

For the abolition of meat, TiRS

more information (in German) and pictures at


Stuttgart (Deutschland), 29 Jan 2011


SoFa is a street festival which takes place in Stuttgart every year in January to inform people about fair trade and sustainability.

It was a perfect place for TIRS (Stuttgart Initiative for Animal Rights) to spread the message of the Abolition of Meat. It is indeed unnecessary to eat meat in order to live, and our brilliant recipes proved that plant-based foods may even taste better: the waiting line for "Chile con soja" and Indian dal was long.

People showed tremendous interest for our information stand; we had sound discussions about the issue of the abolition of meat. We had a placard showing that "happy meat" is a myth, and that even organic meat involves great suffering and murder.

In addition to the information stand, 4 activists distributed leaflets to people who were taking part in two large demonstrations held on the same day in Stuttgart; one against the building of a new train station in the city center, and the other one in favor of a free and better education.

There were so many people in the streets, and people showed such interest for meat consumption and animal rights that in 45 minutes we handed out 4 000 flyers against meat consumption and animal exploitation; we broke a record.

Photographs: TiRS
Organization: TiRS
Contact: TiRS