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MPs supporting our CCTV in Slaughterhouses campaign

MPs from Manchester and Birmingham call for CCTV in Slaughterhouses

John Leech MP and Roger Godsiff MP have pledged their support to the campaign for mandatory CCTV inside UK slaughterhouses. The campaign was launched after a three-year investigation by Animal Aid revealed widespread breaches of welfare laws. Slaughterhouse workers were filmed: kicking, punching and beating animals; burning them with cigarettes; picking them up by their fleeces and throwing them into stunning pens; and dragging them by their ears. Animal Aid also recorded animals being improperly stunned and coming round again, and suffering painful electrocution instead of being stunned.

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Charity's attempt to distance itself from cruel animal experiments backfires

The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) attempt to distance itself from some of the cruel animal experiments uncovered by Animal Aid as part of its Victims of Charity campaign has triggered a major new exposé. This reveals a catalogue of disturbing animal ‘studies’ – some of which were carried out overseas – that have received financial support from the BHF. These have included dogs being deliberately given heart attacks, and goats having their hearts electrically disrupted for weeks on end.

More about our latest exposé Take action Read the full report Update: Animal Aid addresses the BHF's response
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Gun lobby under fire

The gun lobby has today suffered a serious body blow with the publication of two scientifically robust reports that, on the one hand, demolishes claims that ‘sport shooting’ is immensely valuable to the UK economy and, on the other, accuses owners of grouse moors who burn heather – a common practice – of polluting rivers, damaging the landscape and contributing to climate change.

More about the two reports into the sport shooting industry and grouse moor management

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Government figures on mis-stunning in UK slaughterhouses 'more than 99.99 per cent inaccurate' Government kills parakeets One-In-Eight British Adults Is Veggie Statement from Animal Aid on Race Horse Deaths and Daily Mirror United Utilities Calls off the Cull! Bullet in the head for a long-haul horse The Great Vegan Challenge Is Back! Badger Killing has Begun: You can help Ask your MP to support the battery cage ban! Say ‘No’ To Ice Bucket Challenge Environmental impacts of animal farming spark continued controversy Growing backlash against the brutality and rural vandalism of grouse shoot owners Visit our new website Home Office minister calls for an end to animal testing

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