There is no excuse for the inhumane treatment of farmed animals, particularly at the point of slaughter, when they are at their most vulnerable. Indeed, any cruelty to farmed animals is unacceptable wherever it occurs in the world.
Recent exposés of the international trade in live farmed animals reveal cruelty and suffering to be routine and tolerated.
Compassion, in cooperation with various like-minded organisations, has exposed throughout Europe, Turkey and Egypt unacceptable treatment of animals in long distance transportation and their slaughter.
Even Britain is not exempt. After an undercover investigation documented cruel and unnecessary treatment of pigs, I repeated my call for the installation of CCTV in British slaughterhouses to ensure the law is strictly enforced and any transgressions prosecuted.
You may also recall my interview with Lyn White from Animals Australia. She documented shocking examples of cruelty when cattle raised in Australia were killed in Indonesia.
Thousands of live farmed animals are needlessly transported long distances across continents, including from continent to continent, and across the world’s oceans, often to countries whose slaughter methods would be considered illegal by those with stricter laws.