Who will save our Planet? Is a podcast produced by Our Only Home. Our host Sophia Stille interviews various people who dedicate their lives to making our planet a better place.
In our new podcast episode, we had the chance to cover two exciting topics! A new ECI called ‘Fur Free Europe’ and the European Citizens’ Initiative Day which takes place yearly to discuss the ECI-mechanism.
How a ban of synthetic pesticides could save bees and farmers: Interview with Veronika Feicht (Umweltinstitut München)
In the new episode of our podcast, we talk once again about the ‘Save Bees and Farmers’ initiative. This time, we had the pleasure to welcome Veronika Feicht, who works as an agricultural policy campaigner for the German-based NGO “Umweltinstitut München”.
With a perfect timing, as it is “World Bee Day” today, the next episode of our Podcast “Who will save Our Planet?”,introduces the “Save Bees and Farmers” initiative which was launched in September 2019.
We talk about the reaction of the European Commission to the End the Cage Age ECI. Our guest, Esben Sloth from the organisation World Animal Protection, tells us about his assessment of the answer, what he expects to come in the future and how changing our food production systems are also a matter of security
For our third podcast episode we had the pleasure to talk to Olga Kikou who is heading the EU office of the organisation ‘Compassion in World Farming’ (CIWF). They led the EU-wide campaign ‘End the Cage Age’ and in this episode Olga shares her experiences and hopes for the future with us.
Paragraph: Change block type or style Change text alignment Displays more block tools Ending the Cage Age? With Peter Höffken from PETA In a new episode of our podcast “Who will save Our Planet”, we talk to Peter Höffken who works for the animals’ rights organisation ‘Peta Germany e.V’ about the ‘End the Cage Age’ Initiative, current standards in keeping animals and possible changes for the future. Sophia Stille // 16.03.2022 In our second podcast episode, we dive deeper into the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “End the Cage Age”. In an interview with Peter Höffken, who works for the animals’ rights organisation Peta Germany, we learn more about current standards on farming animals. We talk about why so many NGOs, including Peta, supported the ECI and current rules and regulations in EU agriculture.The ‘End the cage age’ initiative was started by the british animals’ rights organisation “Compassion in World Farming”. As the title suggests, this initiative wants to stop cage farming in the whole European Union, which seems like a huge goal to reach. And indeed it is. According to EuroStat, the Statistics Agency of the European Union, there were 146 million pigs, 76 million Bovine animals (cattle) and 75 million sheep and goats farmed in the EU in 2020. Most of them are held for meat production or other commercial purposes, like milk or wool production. Often the animals live in small cages without enough space to move around and many of them will never see the sun during their lives. Agriculture in the EU has constantly become more efficient and there is high competition between farmers and large agricultural businesses – often at the expense of animal welfare.