- Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Video evidence released by Animal Liberation NSW shows shocking abuse inside a Tasmanian slaughterhouse. Industry would like you to think that this is just a ‘one-off rogue operator’ – but it happens to be the 12th Australian slaughterhouse exposed in as little as 4 years.
Cruelty that Defies Belief
In the video workers are seen slaughtering cows, pigs, goats and sheep in full view of other terrified animals, beating animals with piping, and slaughtering animals who are fully conscious. As workers repeatedly fail to stun each animal their suffering is prolonged and animals are seen dying several minutes after the first shot to their head.
One distressing scene shows a pig receiving four ‘stun’ shots to the head before a worker is heard saying, "Go and get the fucken rifle, fuck this". The pig is shot three times with a rifle over a period of 1 minute and 42 seconds. The pig thrashes in pain and screams with each new gunshot wound.
The Mounting Evidence
Over the last four years animals rights groups across Australia have exposed heinous cruelty at 12 different slaughterhouses. It is abundantly clear that animal abuse is systemic and widespread in Australian slaughterhouses.
Unfortunately the response from industry has been the same for each slaughterhouse; that the abattoir was a ‘rogue operator’, not typical of regular slaughterhouses. The excuse has worn thin though as mounting evidence proves otherwise. See www.aussieabattoirs.com for more investigations.
Help Stop this Suffering
The truth is there is no such thing as humane slaughter. The reality of raising and killing animals for food means that millions of animals will suffer.
However it doesn’t need to be this way. By choosing not to consume animals or animal products we can stop animal cruelty.
Millions of Australians have already made the decision to take animals off their plates – and it is easier than you may think! Join other compassionate people today by making the pledge to remove animals and animal products from your plate.