Slaughterhouse cruelty must stop
Animal Aid's campaign for mandatory, independently monitored CCTV in slaughterhouses has now gained record political support.
Some 134 MPs have signed a parliamentary motion in support of the initiative and 46 MPs have been photographed holding our campaign banner.
We have conducted undercover investigations in 10 randomly-chosen UK slaughterhouses and found evidence of cruelty and lawbreaking in nine.
This included animals being kicked, punched, burned with cigarettes and having their throats hacked at with a blunt knife while still fully conscious.
While slaughter can never be cruelty-free, we believe that independently monitored CCTV is a vital tool for curbing this kind of gratuitous violence.