Beirut: CIWF (UK) Expose Utter Animal Cruelty In All Forms At The Karantina Slaughterhouse. Now It Is Currently Closed Down.



Picture – CIWF.

An update from our friends and fellow campaigners; Philip and the crew at Compassion In World Farming (CIWF), down at Godalming, here in England.


Please note that the video on the following link shows extreme cruelty, and viewer discretion is advised.

Update January 2015:

During December 2014 Compassion attended several meetings in Beirut with government officials to discuss and advise on the animal welfare issues at Karantina and the potential next steps that must be taken to reduce animal suffering. It became clear that authorities wish to carry out temporary renovation work at Karantina with a view to building a new slaughterhouse in the future that will both improve animal welfare and food hygiene. Officials were positive about the importance of improving animal welfare in any new set up and have said they will keep Compassion involved as the situation develops. We very much hope that this work will be the start of improving other slaughterhouses in Lebanon also, so that we can see a meaningful reduction in the suffering of the animals facing slaughter in Lebanon.

Update November 2014:

We are delighted to report that the Karantina Slaughterhouse has been SHUT DOWN. This is a fantastic result for Compassion supporters, following our 130,000 strong petition and extensive lobbying efforts. We wait to hear how long the shutdown will last, and what the plans are for the future. But right now, the Karantina slaughterhouse, one of the cruellest we have ever borne witness to, is empty. Millions more animals need our help, please take the action below to demand that no more European animals are exported beyond the reach of animal welfare laws.

Horrific conditions exposed

In 2013, as part of our investigation into the fate of exported EU animals Compassion witnessed animals being subjected to brutal slaughter conditions in Lebanon.

Man dragging a sheep at the Karantina slaughterhouse

At the Karantina slaughterhouse in Beirut, which supplies a third of the meat in the Lebanese capital, animals were being picked up and slammed onto their backs on the concrete floor, where they were held down as their throats were cut while they were fully conscious. Sheep were dragged by one hind leg to a line where they are slaughtered alongside others that were thrashing around in blood and faeces.

The treatment these animals face contravenes the guidelines of the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) of which Lebanon is a member. Compassion in World Farming is currently campaigning to have Karantina shut down until such a time when it can be renovated to provide slaughter facilities that, at the very minimum, meet OIE standards.

Who we (SAV) ask are the real terrorists ?? – animal rights, or the alleged humans creating terror in all these animals which you see in this footage ??

Read More – Investigations Unit –

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