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I don't have 32 cows, I can do it alone

Because of the drought last summer, the sanctuary of Hans-Peter Zeh stood in front of the From to he published out of desperation, a Post on Facebook.

Interview of Florian Fuchs, Waltenhofen, Florian Fuchs

Florian Fuchs, born 1982, is chief of service in the local part of the SZ. He studied political science, history and communication Sciences in Munich. In addition to his studies, he worked for Online news, magazine publishers, and several years working for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. According to the study, he wrote a couple of months in Africa for two Ghanaian Newspapers, before he volunteered with the SZ, and then in the local section as the police and the society reporter. He worships the football players Brian Laudrup. What he doesn't like: bad football.

32 cattle keeps Hans-Peter Zeh on his farm in Waltenhofen near Kempten in the Allgäu, and none of them should ever have to in the slaughterhouse. 2014 the 50 has changed-Year-old his farm and a sanctuary for his animals it made. Because he has, in the meantime, but problems to pay the monthly expenses for his cows, he has started a call in the Internet And suddenly people from close sponsorships for his cattle, offer to help on the farm or want to move entirely up to him.

SZ: Mr toe, a woman writes, she helps with the cows, they, in turn, needs just a place for brushing teeth and a toilet...

Hans-Peter Zeh: it's amazing what's going on here since my call, I would have never thought of. At once my apartments are booked, a donation with a run, and it will pass people from the surrounding area who want to collaborate in the yard. From Kempten to have a vegan group has not been reported, didn't even know that I exist. The members can find the super and now want to also pitch in.

And what to make then?

Feed, clean, something to repair in the yard, everything is Possible. Others have no time for something like this, but have now completed sponsorships. There you can choose a cow, and the like, and pays five euros or more per month, depending on your personal Budget.


what A cow costs about 100 euros a month, including. I have 32 cows, I can do it alone. Especially because due to the hot summer last year, the prices for the hay are increased by more than a third of 1000 Euro per load. I can't make it, despite all the help, to keep all the cows, some of them will. on the other Gnadenhöfe, I'm already in good conversations But the operation for this year is secured. < p>you're supposed to be the sanctuary?

as a little Boy I bear it hard when my father has sold animals, he once had to get a calf back from the slaughterhouse for me. In 1995, I took over the farm at the age of 26, my father died a long time ago. Working with animals was always nice, but for 20 years it was hell for me to bring you to the slaughterhouse. I'm there along for the ride even always extra, to look that the to be treated up to the end well, that makes else to do. 2014 was to me clear: it must now be brought to an end. And since then, my cows live here in peace with the other animals.

Even more animals?

Seven goats, ten cats, and a duck. Recently, there were still more ducks, but has brought in the Fox. I don't know how he made it over the fence, the Hundling, I had built extra high. Well, now the three girls coming in, so again society is because of the ducks.

So, even growth on the sanctuary?

Yes. I don't know where my head is, but it goes uphill. This is beautiful.

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