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Animal Cruelty, Poland, Klobucku, Dog Lard Death Farm

Updated on July 22, 2015

Discovering this dreadful story

It is strange how we often stumble across information these days, isn't it. The Internet has opened the door to a vast store of information some good, some bad and some that is plainly nonsense. However what you often find is that you glimpse a whole other world which would never be reported in the news, that you view at home.

Looking for an RSS Feed for my Austria review, in particular news and or weather information, I came across the Austrian times. It held some of what I was looking for but my eye was caught by a headline which read "Dog Lard Death Farm". This sounds to terrible but of course the headline could have been wrong or misleading. Unfortunately it was neither.

Author's Note: This Hub has been blatantly copied online and attempts to get the copy removed have failed. It is pathetic how lazy some so-called bloggers are!

St Bernards and puppies were among the dogs discovered at the farm

Happy, cared for pets should be the norm

The farm in Klobucku, Poland

A neighbour of this farm finally alerted the police saying that "dogs that were often too fat to stand" were being kept at this farm in Poland. The informant also told the police that these dogs were being systematically electrocuted quite brutally. The police raid found a scene of horror and discovered disturbing details.

A blood stained axe and clothes showed all to well some of what had been happening. This barbaric slaughterhouse still had dozens of obese caged dogs, the remains of the butchered dogs, pelts and remains of cats which indicated cats had also been slain, metal electrocution rods and more.

A large syringe next to the cages completed the story. A means of collecting fat?. A means of fattening up the animals?. The mind boggles. Bottles which it is believed contained the fat of the slaughtered animals were undergoing forensic testing on Friday, 7th August 2009, to determine if it really is dog and, or, cat fat.

As a final insult, it is believed, this fat was being manufactured and sold as an organic health product. It was sold as lard and soap.

Unbelievable, but of course, unfortunately it is not.

All too many of these stories of cruelty are coming to light these days. With people often experiencing economic meltdown some turn their hand to anything that makes them money. Whatever turns someone into the kind of monster that follows such a path, as shown in this hub, though is hard to understand. Of course as an animal lover I never will. There are always other alternatives if people need money.

It is more likely that the person or people involved were just greedy. They may have found a lucrative way of making money and done just that. To be such low individuals though is hard to comprehend. In this the 21st Century I would have hoped that we were civilised enough to move one. I guess some of us are not.

All I can conclude is that there will always be people around who will abuse the power they have over animals and it is up to those us who care to try to stop them. Please stay vigilant and if you suspect that anything toward is happening, for example, in the area where you live, contact the authorities.

The final step that is also needed though is appropriate sentencing and one can only hope that it is meted out in this instance.

A representative of Poland's Foundation for Animals said: "I can't imagine what horrors have been committed here." and sadly neither can I or maybe I can.

Final thoughts

Having originally simply found this story in the RSS Feed for the Austrian Times I have found that it appears to be reported more fully now. The BBC website had further details.

Hold on to your hat. The farmer is a 37 year old woman. This person has extolled the virtues of her product and its health benefits. She told inspectors that she adds a spoonful of the fat to her daughter's meal each day.

Of course for her the other benefit is it is lucrative. Apparently half a litre of the fat retails at 37 Euros which is about $53 or £31. There were bottles of fat in the woman's fridge which are still being analyzed.

This story beggars belief from start to finish but I have no doubt it will not be the last such story. If convicted  it is expected this woman will receive a two year prison sentence. Not long enough by a long stretch.

The pain and suffering this woman has caused deserves a much stiffer sentence.

Appropriate sentencing

Is a two year prison sentence sufficient for such a crime?

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    • Bard of Ely profile image

      Steve Andrews 7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I have heard of some really horrific cases of animal cruelty but this takes some beating for how vile this behaviour is! It is difficult to believe anyone could be responsible for such cruelty!

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      Carina 7 years ago

      It is horrible!!! But every time I hear a sotry like this, I ask "How is dog lard more horrifying that pig lard?" Why a dog's life should worth more than a life of a pig or cow?

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I don't usually leave comments with links but as it is one relating to stopping animal cruelty I will this time. Thanks for the visit.

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      Missy Bookworm 7 years ago

      Very sad but people need to learn that's why I made my website

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      WriteAngled 8 years ago from Abertawe, Cymru

      Arrrghhhh, makes me ashamed that I am a Pole by ethnicity.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I would hope so too Sally. Having showed such cruelty to animals she deserves this at the very least.

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      Sherri 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I cannot imagine how this woman must have treated her children, considering the abuse visited upon the animals in her care. I hope the Polish equivalent of children's services is looking into the welfare of her human children.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I know Juile Ann. There are just too many of these dreadful stories and people.

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      Julie-Ann Amos 8 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      Yuk. Another great expose!

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Hi Peggy I too think not in a million years. I wish I was coming across such stories less often but unfortunately there is so much cruelty around. Give your pets a hug from me.

      Thanks for stopping by eternal evolution. It is heart breaking I know.

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      Eternal Evolution 8 years ago from kentucky

      This is such a sad tale.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh Ethel! 2 years? I was one who voted that 2 years is not a sufficient sentence..."Not in a million years!" An awful story made even worse because it is true. Those poor animals!

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 years ago

      This is sad. Its good you have chosen this topic to write on. More should be written on it.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I know James. I shied away from the gory details as the story just speaks for itself, especially to animal lovers.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      This is terrible! Oh, the cruelty of humanity. Just terrible.