HORROR OF HALAL SLAUGHTERHOUSE CAUGHT ON FILM WARNING GRUESOME VIDEO!
Posted on September 22, 2015 by curi56
The release of a video showing gruesome animal welfare practices at a halal slaughterhouse in the U.K. has led to the firing of four slaughterhouse employees — and a slew of questions about the ethics of no-stun slaughter.
Warning: Contains graphic content
The hidden camera footage, taken by the group Animal Aid at a facility called Bowood Lamb, in North Yorkshire, England, shows workers kicking, standing on and pinning down sheep as they prepare them for slaughter.
While U.K. law usually requires that livestock be stunned before slaughter, there’s an exemption for halal meat, or meat from animals slaughtered in the Muslim tradition. The law does require that animals do not see the knife before they are killed, and that they are killed quickly and with one sharp knife slash to the throat. In the video, sheep are cut several times over their throats before they eventually die.
Animal Aid said that the behavior in the video is “routine” for the facility — a claim that Bowood Lamb denies, according to the Guardian. Last year in the U.K., some 2.4 million sheep and goats were killed while they were conscious, for religious reasons.
Previous investigations have also shown upsetting treatment of animals at non-religious slaughterhouses and in the U.S., as well, such as workers stabbing cows at a Digiorno’s pizza cheese supplier, egg-laying hens scalded alive at a Minnesota facility and dozens more.
The U.K.’s Food Standards Agency announced that it is investigating the facility, saying:
The Food Standards Agency takes animal welfare at abattoirs [slaughterhouses] very seriously, which is why we immediately suspended the licences of the slaughtermen involved. There is no excuse for treating animals in the way shown on the video and we are therefore investigating the footage with a view to prosecution.”
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„Mögliches Profil einer Tierquäler-Persönlichkeit
Psychische, physische und sexualisierte Gewalt, Gewalt an
Tieren und Sachbeschädigung, werden häufig eingesetzt, um die
Position des Gewalttäters zu stärken, sowie die Ressourcen des Opfers zu schwächen, es damit widerstandsunfähig zu machen.
Gewalttaten sind Handlungsmuster, die jedem Menschen als Möglichkeit zur Verfügung stehen. Gewalt ist eine „voraussetzungslose Universalsprache“, deren Realisierung vom Vorliegen für sie günstiger, sozialer und gesellschaftlicher Bedingungen, sogenannter Gelegenheitsstrukturen, aber auch von fehlenden, alternativen Problemlöse- oder Durchsetzungs-strategien, abhängen.
Häufig haben Gewalttäter selbst einen gewalttätigen Hintergrund, aus dem heraus sie agieren. Gewalttätige Familienstrukturen können als das Sujet für spätere Auftritte eines Gewaltbereiten oder Gewalttätigen im sozialen Umfeld dienen.
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Gewalt an Tieren scheint nicht das Resultat einer schwachen Persönlichkeit zu sein, das als Symptom auftaucht, sondern eher das Symptom, das aus einer tiefen, mentalen Störung heraus entsteht….“ pp. 6-8
How Many Animals are Killed Each Year?
HOPE PRODUCTIONS/Yann Arthus Bertrand / Getty Images / Getty Images
by Doris Lin
Updated February 09, 2017
How many animals are killed for human use every year in the United States? The numbers are in the billions, and these are just the ones we know about. Let’s break it down.
How Many Animals are Killed for Food?
According to The Humane Society of the United States approximately two billion cattle, chickens, ducks, hogs, sheep, lambs and turkeys were killed for food in the United States in 2015. While that number is staggering, the good news is that the number of animals being killed for human consumption has been steadily declining.
The bad news is that this number doesn’t take into account the number of fish taken from the ocean for human consumption or the species and numbers of marine animals that become victims of fishermen who either refuse or are ignorant of devices to protect those animals.
In 2009, about 20 billion sea animals were killed (by the US) for human consumption . . . Note that both the land and sea animal numbers are those killed by the US, not killed for US consumption (since we import and export much of the slaughter). Animals killed worldwide for Americans‘ food in 2009 amount to 8.3 billion land animals and 51 billion sea animals. (So, a total of about 59 billion animals.) You can see that those imports and exports make a huge difference.
These numbers also don’t include wild animals killed by hunters, wildlife displaced by animal agriculture, wildlife directly killed by farmers with pesticides, traps or other methods.
For more info:
Factory Farming FAQ
What Is the Solution to Factory Farming?
Arguments For and Against „Humane Meat“
What Is Veganism?
How Many Animals are Killed for Vivisection (Experiments)?
According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, over 100 million animals were killed in the United States alone in 2014. The numbers are difficult to estimate because the majority of animals used in research – rats, and mice – are unreported because they are not covered by the Animal Welfare Act.
Unreported: rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.
For More Info:
Overview of the Animal Welfare Act
What is the LD50 Test?
What is the Draize Test?
What are Cruelty-Free Products and Where Can I Buy Them?
How Many Animals are Killed for Fur?
Every year, over 40 million animals are killed for fur worldwide. Approximately 30 million animals are raised on fur farms and killed, about 10 million wild animals are trapped and killed for fur, and hundreds of thousands of seals are killed for fur.
In 2010, the quota for the Canadian seal hunt was 388,200, but the new European Union ban on seal products caused many sealers to stay home, and about 67,000 seals were killed. The ban is now the subject of a lawsuit before the European General Court and is temporarily suspended.
The fur industry did experience a drop in sales but is coming back. According to the USDA, „pelt production is up 6 percent.“ The industry jargon is disturbing too, as they refer to their animals as „crops.“
These stats do not include Unwanted „trash“ animals killed by traps; Seals who are injured, escape and die later.
For more info:
Seals Clubbed on the Ice
How to Tell Fake Fur from Real Fur
How Many Animals are Killed by Hunters?
Deer fawns. Tim Boyle / Getty Images
According to In Defense of Animals, over 200 million animals are reported killed by hunters in the United States every year.
This does not include animals killed illegally by poachers; animals who are injured, escape and die later; orphaned animals who die after their mothers are killed.
For more info:
Arguments For and Against Hunting
How are Deer Managed by State Wildlife Agencies?
What is a Canned Hunt?
What is Deer „Overabundance“?
How Many People are Killed and Injured in Hunting Accidents?
How Many Animals are Killed in Shelters?
Dogs in a shelter. Mario Tama / Getty Images
According to The Humane Society of the US, 3-4 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters in the United States every year.
Does not include: cats and dogs killed in animal cruelty cases, abandoned animals who die later
For more info:
Arguments For and Against Keeping Pets
If We All Spay and Neuter Our Pets, Won’t They Become Extinct?
Obama Breaks Promise to Rescue a Dog
Big Black Dogs Hardest to Adopt Out
West Hollywood Bans Sale of Cats & Dogs in Pet Stores
Doris Lin, Esq. is an animal rights attorney and Director of Legal Affairs for the Animal Protection League of NJ. This article was edited by Michelle A. Rivera, Animal Rights Expert for About.com.
What you can do
The best way to help stop the slaughter of animals for food is to adopt a vegetarian diet. If you want to help stop hunting, get involved with your state’s legislative processes for passing laws against hunting and poaching. This goes for fishing as well. Keep up with statistics so you can educate others, and don’t feel overwhelmed. The Animal Rights Movement is growing every day and we see many more victories that ever. https://www.thoughtco.com/how-many-animals-are-killed-each-year-127631