Media Invite: Campaigners to hold Valentine’s Day vigil at controversial Sheffield slaughterhouse

Posted on the 7th February 2017

Campaigners will hold origami hearts and show animals compassion during a Valentine’s Day vigil at controversial Sheffield slaughterhouse that was subject of recent undercover investigation.

What: Carrying origami hearts and banners which read ‘Stop The Slaughter‘, campaigners from Animal Aid and the Save Movement will hold a peaceful vigil outside the N Bramall & Sons Ltd slaughterhouse near Sheffield on Valentine’s Day. Their goal? To ask members of the public to have a heart for the cows, sheep and pigs being transported into the site for slaughter and adopt a cruelty-free diet. Campaigners will also offer the animals water and document their final moments of life.

The vigil comes in response to an undercover secret video taken at the slaughterhouse by Animal Aid, which shows the nightmarish scenes faced by animals on death row, including instances of lawbreaking. The distressing footage shows animals fighting for their lives before being stunned, a water buffalo frantically trying to escape from a pen and also appears to show workers laughing as an animal lies dying on the slaughterhouse floor.

Says Luke Steele, Farming and Slaughter Campaigns Manager, Animal Aid:

‘Campaigners will hold origami hearts and show some compassion to animals being transported to slaughter during a peaceful Valentine’s Day vigil. Shocking undercover footage captured at the slaughterhouse by Animal Aid shows the nightmarish scenes faced by animals on death row, and their tragic attempts to fight for their lives.

‘We want to ask caring people everywhere to have a heart for animals this Valentine’s Day by simply swapping animal products for a meat-free alternative. Never before has it been so easy to enjoy a cruelty-free meal.’

Where: N Bramall & Son, Near Coates Farm, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, S36 8YB

When: Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 07:30 am – 12:00 midday.

Your coverage is invited.

RSVP to Luke Steele at 01732 364546 Ext 233 or email Luke@AnimalAid.co.uk.

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