Scotland: Call For CCTV To Be Installed In All Slaughterhouses. Take Action Now.

Do you know what really goes on behind the closed doors of Scotland’s 35 slaughterhouses?

We certainly don’t! But we do know that welfare standards are breached time and time again, and Animal Aid’s incredible investigative work has uncovered extraordinary brutality.

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t like the idea of slaughterhouses full stop. But for as long as they are here, we have to do what we can to protect the animals from cruelty. That’s why I’m asking you to sign a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for the introduction of mandatory CCTV monitoring in all Scottish abattoirs, covering all the key areas, that is accessible by independent experts.


Take action now

So how bad is the problem? Animal Aid’s investigations show the horrifying cruelty in English abattoirs, and there is nothing to suggest that the situation in Scotland is better.

Data released by Food Standards Scotland in April shows over 700 breaches of animal welfare took place between 1 May 2015 and 31 January 2017, with 176 breaches happening inside abattoirs.

Some of the breaches included:

  1. Animals being abused by workers – One worker was seen kicking a sheep and another pushing and dragging a pig by its tail.

  2. Injured animals – Hundreds of animals were found bruised, injured, wounded or with broken bones.

  3. Animals slaughtered while heavily pregnant – 130 animals were killed in the later stages of pregnancy.

  4. Animals repeatedly stunned before killed – 45 incidents happened where multiple or inadequate stunning took place or where procedures didn’t work.

This shows us that clearly something is not working and that’s why we want to bring transparency to Scotland’s abattoirs. If you agree, then please sign this petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV.

We have launched this petition in association with activists who successfully changed SNP policy in support of CCTV in slaughterhouses. This happened last September and we have now agreed that we need to jointly put the pressure on to see this party policy made Government policy.

The Scottish Government, like the rest of the UK, recommends the installation of CCTV as best practice. However, France has now taken the lead in the EU by announcing CCTV will be compulsory in all French slaughterhouses from 2018. If France can do it, then surely Scotland can too.


Take Action Now!

Thanks for your support.

Thanks, Sarah



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