Mexico, Jalisco: recognizes animal gruelty as punishable


The investigators of Animal Equality, Mexico documented the terrible everyday life in 21 slaughterhouses. Some of the slaughterhouses are owned by the government, such as Jalisco, Nuevo León, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Colima, Zacatecas and Nayarit. The footage clearly shows how these farms regularly violate the Federal Animal Health Law – without any legal consequences:

-ALL pigs are fully conscious when they are stabbed. In most slaughterhouses, pigs are killed by being stabbed in the side with several knife wounds and then bleeding to death.
In none of the documented abattoirs are sheep and goats stunned before slaughter. The animals are tied together, a worker pulls them on one foot over the ground and then cuts off their heads.


-Workers forcibly force them to move with blows and electric shock when they panic.

-Workers kill more than three pigs at the same time.

-Some pigs try to climb over other pigs to escape the impending death, while the workers kill the other pigs and begin dissecting them.


These practices did not constitute a crime. In Mexico, there have been no laws protecting so-called livestock from maltreatment.

The current animal welfare laws that protect dogs and cats do not prescribe any regulations for the animals in the breeding, fattening and slaughterhouses of the food industry. If somebody treated a dog or a cat like workers in the farms visited, such as pigs, cows, sheep, chickens or goats, these people would have to face imprisonment.

The Animal Equality team in Mexico has managed to change this, at least in the Mexican state of Jalisco, with an unprecedented initiative.

Anyone who abuses so-called livestock in the future commits an offense.


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