We are fed up

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Protests in 2013, Berlin
Protests in 2013, Berlin

We are fed up! (Wir haben es satt!) is the theme of a series of demonstrations in Germany against industrial livestock production and for more sustainable farming. The biggest demonstrations take place every year in Berlin since 2011[1] and attract up to 30,000 people.[2][3][4] Around 120 different groups which represent farmers, companies and environmental rights and animal rights activists organize and sustain the demonstrations.[5][6] The protests take place parallel to the Berlin International Green Week.


Independent from the protests in Berlin there were demonstrations under a similar theme in Amsterdam in 2012 and 2013. The event in the Netherlands was called “we zijn het MEGA zat” which translates to “we are MEGA fed up” and is a reference to the scale of industrial livestock farming.[7][8][9]


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  1. ^ Deutsche Welle, Protesters in Berlin call for an end to factory farming, 22 January 2011
  2. ^ Tristram Stuart. "Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery – review". the Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stopping starvation: ′Everyone can do something′ - Germany - DW.COM - 14.10.2013". DW.COM. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Shefali Sharma, "Germans speaking out against industrial meat and agriculture", Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 9 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Berlin protests focus on farming and food safety". 21 January 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Wir haben es satt!, website of the organizers (German)
  7. ^ "We zijn het mega zat!!". We zijn het mega zat!!. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  8. ^ SP, Manifestatie 'We zijn het mega-zat' ondersteund door SP, 9 March 2012
  9. ^ PvDA, Kom naar actie tegen megastal, 12. March 2012
  10. ^ "We are fed up: 30,000 march in Berlin". Friends of the Earth Europe. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 

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