Animal Aid

Stop this cruelty and law-breaking

Posted 7 March 2011

Animal Aid’s undercover filming in slaughterhouses is repeatedly finding evidence of gratuitous cruelty and lawbreaking. The law has been broken in all but one of the nine slaughterhouses where we have filmed so far. That is why we are campaigning for CCTV cameras to be fitted in all British slaughterhouses to try to ensure that the law is obeyed. We have successfully persuaded ten supermarkets Morrisons, Waitrose, the Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Tesco, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland, and wholesalers Booker to install CCTV in their abattoirs, and to insist that their suppliers do the same. Importantly, all eleven companies have also promised to allow independent monitoring of the footage.

There's still vital work to do:

  • We are working with all the supermarket chains to ensure that the CCTV footage is monitored properly
  • We have to ensure that incidents of law-breaking are dealt with effectively

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