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MPs Call for CCTV in Slaughterhouses
Posted 15 November 2011
Early Day Motion 2273 on CCTV in Slaughterhouses - which was tabled by Grahame Morris MP - has now attracted 50 signatures.
The EDM says: That this House calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals for the mandatory installation of CCTV in UK slaughterhouses; expresses concern that eight of the nine slaughterhouses secretly filmed by Animal Aid have breached the law, a failure rate of 89 per cent; is disappointed with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' decision not to prosecute when evidence of animal welfare abuses are secretly recorded; believes that the introduction of compulsory CCTV in UK slaughterhouses will increase animal protection and allow those caught on film breaking the law to be prosecuted; welcomes the support of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the use of CCTV in slaughterhouses as a useful monitoring tool.
Please check the list of those who have signed and - if your MP hasn’t already - contact him or her to urge them to do so.