Ukrainian food group MHP has acquired 90.69% of Perutnina Ptuj, a
outsider to Ptuj you may have a different perspective to the natives
and I am
writing to ask for your help.
been a lack of significant progress in eliminating poultry waste
odours, and the associated dolorous atmosphere enveloping
diminishing political authority, destroying social cohesion,
concerts, culinary, wine and other events, domestic, retail, and
and everything else. It's really not very sexy. The fish rots from
the head. Ptuj
is full of fear and hate.
someone should start a people’s action group,” declared a naïve,
visitor in 2018 upon his first sampling of our Town Smell. But
wisdom of Ptuj’s Town Smell usually elicits from locals the kind of
you might expect for slagging off Tito or the Virgin Mary. Better to
head down, right?
tenures of the two previous owners, and for over a dozen years, the
has been extensively documented and afforded a variety of positive
approaches, beginning with http://www.ptuj.co.uk,
continuing with some Facebook, then via NPOSIALPU on
and latterly https://twitter.com/turizemptuj
in association with #ppmlabs, to no avail.
services have been provided voluntarily in a civic
duty-sort-of-a-way which the
Slovenians themselves do not seem to expect and have been slow to
key opinion leaders in the employee flock (generally the taller,
intimidating and less prostrate drunk men in bars) have informally
it as foreign enemy activity, rather than a mild if rather
for the sort of common decency you might expect from a normal-sized
But this neighbour,
Perutnina Ptuj, thinks it is something special, thinks it owns the
town and its
air, and is not minded to take lessons about its lack of freshness,
propagandas have taken some unusual forms http://www.a2z.si/h
resulting in one less customer for
many an establishment, and exacerbating what is already an uphill
struggle for aliens in
non-metropolitan Slovenia, including yours
But do not
go thinking defending the Town Smell is just a hobby for aggressive
in bars. Separately, in one of Ptuj's more entertaining days, I was
Special Forces during a visit by the Presidents of Slovenia and
Serbia, and PM
of Croatia, for standing in the town square getting ready to hold up
saying "Kaj pa vonj?"
proper Yugothink, I was a "demonstration", me and my A2 placard,
requiring permission from, I think, the same people I would have
"embarrassing". I was released without charges as soon as the
went off to dine. No smell flopping across the Drava from Perutnina
this is a successful business and not some accountancy fairytale.
Employs a lot
of people. Nice chicken. It would be wrong to say, at least speaking
anecdotally, that the overall stink situation has not improved
2005. This shows it can be done.
are still a lot of let-downs in what I understand to be a mostly
process. I suspect they have faffed around trying with weather and
some of us want to open our windows on summer nights, without the
direction and atmospheric stratification will not matter if nothing
in the first place:
Perutnina Ptuj's rendering
emission source is in a
completely inappropriate location, literally 200m away from the
including the Ribič restaurant where the visiting dignitaries too
hear about the smell dined that night.
doesn't honk all the time, they must be doing something wrong when
Recapitalisations aplenty have not eliminated the problem. I
conditions inside the factory are super-hygienic. Now we just need
to take care
of the three or four square kilometers outside where everything else
in Ptuj takes
humanity's sake please do something to save the shat-on victims of
business i.e. the entire town of Ptuj, or at least the low-lying
parts. In case
you don't know, Ptuj is Slovenia's oldest town.
local burghers and their marketing folks of having to live and
career in denial
of a preposterous lie.
Make Ptuj smell like it
looks in its tourism photos.
cash injection conditional on continuous public and independently
targeted emissions results for all the relevant pollutants http://www.ptuj.co.uk/rendering
- that means not
verified by somebody's Slovenian cousin. And in several and
locations, not on top of the castle, which is usually above the
Of course if there aren’t any emissions in the first place, you
won’t need to
decision. Nobody is arguing with the concept of rendering. If it
impossible to do it cleanly then do it somewhere else. Remember that
(and I'm guessing Ukrainians too) nearly all smoke tobacco
to begin with, while hydrogen
sulphide also damages the olfactory system, so don't be
surprised to find people
in Ptuj who argue it isn’t a problem. It is a problem. A very big
problem. And the
future is nearer than you think https://twitter.com/turizemptuj/status/1099788513632010241
has relied on its grip over public discourse. In a
with no internet it could expect to continue stinking out Ptuj
unnoticed. The generalized apathy of Ptuj blends seamlessly with
ridiculous management esprit de corps, in lieu of investment in
pollution control. Eventually, though, the perpetrators are going to
and/or fined, and if it takes much longer, I hope not in a small
selfish and one-sided economic idiocy now. Whilst their relatives
are trying to
sell street food and declaring Ptuj an oenological paradise (for one
least), the Ptuj shitterati are sitting outside bars in the chicken
fug winter and summer unfazed by this dubious gluck and acting like
Nebuchadnezzar. Like a mad dictator’s henchmen, colleagues will be
cues that it’s safe to suggest doing something.
Perutnina’s fumes poisonous? In a way they have poisoned the entire
lowering what for many are already rather basic conditions.
performances deliver a message. If you can get away with that you
can get away
with anything, is that message. We’ll piss on your front door if we
want to, is
the message. Having drunk deeply of the cup over multiple
generations, some sons
and daughters of the town, however sophisticated and educated they
are, do not display moralities which would be recognized in more
societies, and are reduced to bickering, through this flavorsome
fug, over who
gets to exploit those ones who are born every minute https://www.tednik.si/tednik/14479-kurentovanje-ptuj-je-ekskluziva-za-vina-gnc-v-dvorani-narocena
They need a
helping hand, to enlighten them about the delights of fully
2018 I met a Taiwanese tourist on a Monday and showed him the way to
Tripadvisor recommendation he had chosen. He had booked for a week,
possible with motivated guidance (or if he was an alcoholic) he
found enough around Ptuj to keep him occupied that long.
By the time
I saw him sweating and clawing his way through the Town Smell on
had already decided to abandon his room and pay all over to go
because of the air.
accountancy terms a tourism win, then. But really, these greedy
their own worst enemies.
Now that previous owner
SIJ has missed its
I would ask MHP to consider introducing civilization in Ptuj, so
that I can
turn my talents elsewhere. Thank you and good fortune.