Senior members of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s party are calling for pork to be made mandatory in government-controlled canteens, following claims the food was being quietly removed from menus.
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politicians from Germany’s northernmost federal state Schleswig-Holstein are launching the campaign and tabling motions in parliament to preserve pork as a staple foodstuff in the state’s canteens. The state, which is the last port of call on the migrant route through central Europe before they break into Scandinavia has seen a significant through-put of migrants in recent years, and the politicians claim changes are being made in error to accommodate this new, Muslim population.
Parliamentary CDU leader Daniel Günther said of the withdrawal of pork from state canteens: “The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by a false sense of consideration”. Mr. Günther argued that tolerance had to work both ways, and that the new Germans would have to learn: “the appreciation and sufferance of other food cultures and lifestyles”, reports the Lübecker Nachrichten.
While some schools have already dropped pork as a practical consideration as few if any pupils eat it, Mr. Günther said he wanted to keep it on the menu as “the consumption of pork belongs to our culture”.
Regardless, eating bacon or sausages wouldn’t be forced on anyone, and CDU colleague Heiner Rickers MP said the party wasn’t trying to establish a weekly pork day.
Despite the insistence, many vegetarians and left wing politicians still latched onto the idea and attempted to use the idea of mandatory pork eating as a means to to ridicule the government. The Green party, which advocate government controlled vegetarianism and two years ago called for a weekly vegetarian day to be observed in canteens and schools christened the project a “pork duty”, and mocked the concern over the withdrawl of pork from canteens as the ‘wurst case scenario’, reports Deutsche Welle.
The criticism may seem churlish, given a room full of Green party activists were photographed just days before tucking into plates of sausages at a party campaign day in the run up to a regional election. And while erstwhile party leader Volker Beck may have been able to profess some pride at not ingesting pork, he certainly appeared to be ingesting something far worse, as he stepped down from the leadership on Wednesday afternoon after being caught carrying crystal meth.
CDU parliamentarians Mr. Günther and Mr. Rickers are not the first European politicians to campaign to protect the European cultural heritage of eating pork from Muslim mass migration. A Danish town was finally successful in making pork mandatory last month, ending a long running “meatball war”, as reported by Breitbart London.
The initiative came after research showed that dozens of daycare centres in Denmark — where the number of pigs nearly outstrips humans three to one — had already banned pork or switched fully to halal food. Local politicians in the town of Randers said by creating mandatory pork rules they could ensure schools provided “Danish food culture as a central part of the offering – including serving pork on an equal footing with other foods.
While the anti-migrant Danish People’s Party welcomed the move, Social Liberal politician Manu Sareen accused the town of imposing a “forced ideology” on children by ensuring they had pork on the menu.
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