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Slaughterhouse closed for cruelty

Slaughterhouse closed for cruelty

Posted 7 December 2011   by Jesse         Permalink | 7 Comments

Tags: slaughter, pigs, meat, investigation, video, veg

Paul McCartney said "If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian." Check out this recent footage from a Victorian slaugtherhouse and let me know if you agree:

I cringed every time one of those pigs was stabbed in the eye with the stunner... and when that desperate pig was beaten to death with a sledgehammer -- shocking! So shocking in fact that when Animals Australia gave this footage to the authorities, the slaughterhouse was shut down within 24hrs.

But what really haunted me was seeing the fear in the pigs' eyes, huddled together in the corner of their pen; and seeing them squeal in terror as their companions were killed in front of them. Because while that stabbing with the stunner may be illegal (and was part of the reason the slaugtherhouse was shut down), there are no laws that can protect animals from the fear those pigs suffered in their final moments.

The investigator who took this footage, 'Kate', also described something she couldn't capture on video: another pig who escaped and ran into the scalding tank (a pit of boiling hot water, used to remove hair from the dead pigs). What a terrible way to go :(

This is just one slaughterhouse -- one that also killed free-range animals and was regularly inspected by authorities. It certainly makes you wonder what might be going on behind closed doors in other slaughterhouses!

So what do you think? Is Paul McCartney right when he says "If slaugtherhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian"?

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Buddha Baby Buddha Baby 7 December 2011
That makes me t sad to be human and know that my species is inflicting this unnecessary treatment to others.
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OinkMoo OinkMoo 9 December 2011
I had tears in my eyes as i watched the horrific footage. What is the stun gun that they used in this video? ive never seen those befor.

Those pigs are beautiful and there death will not be held in vein, Rest in Peace beautiful piggys love

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Jesse Jesse 9 December 2011
The stunner provides an electric shock to the animal and the prongs are supposed be placed on either side of the head -- not stabbed into the eye and ear sad
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Vegan-Lisa Vegan-Lisa 12 December 2011
sad cant even express the anger, hatred and sadness I am feeling at the world right now, I try not to watch these things bcos I know way they r like but every now and then I do and tears are what become of my face sad  rest in peace beautiful souls, I hope if there are others lives that become us that their next is of nothing but peace love and longlife... Xx
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lyds lyds 22 December 2011
they are so beautiful how could people do that to them?
i really don't understand and how he says "they reckon they don't feel it" how can you believe that?!
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khoofbeat5 khoofbeat5 7 January 2012
I'm glad the slaughter house closed! R.I.P. animals that it was too late to save... I hope everyone recognizes how wonderful these animals are, and stops murdering them! It's the Holocaust all over again!
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Michele13 Michele13 10 February 2012
I can't even watch this type of footage anymore I can't stop crying  cry
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