In the slaughterhouse, Lovis Corinth, 1893.
In the slaughterhouse, Lovis Corinth, 1893. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[image] For immediate release: Wednesday 28th November 2012

‘Make CCTV Mandatory for Slaughterhouses!‘ says the British public

A YouGov poll has found that, of those who expressed a view, 73 per cent said the Government should make CCTV mandatory for all slaughterhouses in the UK.

The poll, which was conducted across Great Britain from 15-19 November, asked 3,445 people:

‘Most supermarkets insist that their slaughterhouse suppliers install CCTV, but this does not cover all abattoirs. Some people think that CCTV should be compulsory in ALL slaughterhouses, to help prevent potentially widespread illegal animal cruelty, such as the kicking, beating and punching of animals. Other people don’t think it should be made compulsory, due to the cost to slaughterhouses of installing CCTV and because some law abiding slaughterhouse owners and workers may object to being filmed at work. Do you think the government should or should not make it compulsory for CCTV to be installed in ALL slaughterhouses in the UK?‘ 

60 per cent of the total (and 73 per cent of those who expressed a view) answered: The government should make it compulsory.

22 per cent answered: The government should not make it compulsory.

18 per cent answered: Don’t Know.

 The statistics for those who expressed a view in Scotland indicate that 71 per cent support mandatory CCTV. In Wales, the figure is an overwhelming 78 per cent. 

Animal Aid has been campaigning for mandatory CCTV since the national group filmed inside nine randomly chosen slaughterhouses and found breaches of animal welfare laws in eight of them. The cruelties included animals being kicked, beaten, punched and burnt with cigarettes. Animal Aid’s footage led to two men being jailed.

Says Animal Aid’s Head of Campaigns, Kate Fowler:

‘Our investigations have found that breaches of the law inside slaughterhouses are all too common when workers do not think they are being watched. CCTV will deter some of the worst cruelties, help with training and retraining of staff and provide evidence for prosecutions.

‘Despite this practical and achievable option, the government’s recent consultation on welfare at slaughter suggested that slaughterhouse owners „are best placed to decide which monitoring tools are most appropriate for their individual circumstances“. We believe this is a dereliction of the government’s duty and it must now pay heed to the public which rightly feels that regulations must be tightened, not weakened, in order to better protect animals.‘ 

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 Notes to Editors

  • The full poll results can be seen here: 

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 3445 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 15th-19th November 2012. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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Bulgaria: On 12th of December 2011 in the Allegro Night Club a Little Piglet was Tortured to Death…for-amusement/

On the 12th of December 2011, in the Allegro night club in Gabrovo,
Bulgaria, a horrific blood orgy took place. A small Mexican piglet, was
smeared in oil and released amidst the raving drunken crowd to be caught
and killed for fun. Hundreds of people were present, but not a single
one of them protested or tried to save the poor animal. Instead they
pounced on him. What followed was a satanic display of savagery. They
broke the piglet’s ribs and smashed its fragile body. They kicked and
dragged the poor soul that was bleeding and screaming in agony and
shock. But that was not enough for the bloodthirsty mob. Two drunken
morons, identified as Iliq Malchev and Georgi Georgiev, both students at
the Technical University in Gabrovo, eventually caught the piglet, took
it to the bathroom and started smashing the piglet’s head against the
wall. Then they started stabbing its trembling body with an ice pick.
Then they took a knife and cut the piglet’s belly open while it was
still alive