From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Undercover film reveals abuse at horse abattoir
Sunday 20 January 2013
Two slaughtermen have had their licences withdrawn after being identified in shocking undercover footage showing appalling animal welfare conditions at a horse abattoir.
The film recorded during an eight-week investigation by the Hillside Animal Sanctuary group also showed horses crammed into slaughter pens in pairs before being illegally stunned together.
Under the Welfare of Animals Regulations 1995, horses should not be slaughtered in sight of one another because of the distress it causes.
The FSA withdrew the licences of the two men after viewing the footage, which means they cannot continue to slaughter animals, and is considering prosecuting.
See also here.
- Horse abbatoir investigated after secret filming reveals shocking abuse (guardian.co.uk)
- Horses beaten with iron bars at abattoir (telegraph.co.uk)
- Horse Abattoir: Film Reveals Welfare Breaches (news.sky.com)
- VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES,VIDEO:Exposed: How terrified horses were beaten and abused by sick slaughtermen (preciousjules1985.wordpress.com)
- Exposed: How terrified horses were beaten and abused by sick slaughtermen (mirror.co.uk)
- Horses beaten with iron bars at abattoir (steppaz1961.wordpress.com)
- Horse abattoir footage is investigated (bigpondnews.com)
- ‘Shocking Neglect’ Of Horses Revealed At Abattoir Amid Row Over Horse Meat … – Huffington Post UK (huffingtonpost.co.uk)