Call for CCTV installation in slaughterhouses grows
Welsh government is taking a stand in favor of the installation of CCTV in slaughterhouses following recent Animal Aid campaign.
According to the campaigners, fly-on-the-wall cameras placed in ten slaughterhouses recorded evidences of animal welfare law- breaking in nine of them.
Animal Aid says: “We filmed animals deliberately and illegally beaten and punched, pigs burned with cigarettes, and the throats of conscious animals being repeatedly hacked at.”
Welsh MPs from Welsh Labour, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrat are now backing for compulsory cameras to be installed.
A YouGov poll launched by Animal Aid last year showed that the British public agrees at 76% that the government should make CCTV compulsory for slaughterhouses.
Celia Thomas, local organic farmer, says about her customers: “They like to know exactly where their meat comes from and they also like to know exactly how it’s been processed. So the fact that it’s been treated properly in the abattoir would be very, very important to them.”