Scotland to introduce mandatory CCTV for all slaughterhouses
Posted on the 9th January 2019
Plans for mandatory CCTV in all Scottish abattoirs has been welcomed by Animal Aid, who have campaigned on this issue for a decade.
Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon, said that this announcement is part of the Scottish Government’s plan to “improve further the already high standards” of the Scottish livestock sector. The legislation will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament this year.
The announcement follows a consultation where in which the majority of respondents support the introduction of mandatory CCTV in all areas of slaughterhouses where animals are handled.
But it is important to remember that slaughter can never be humane. Even when no laws are broken, slaughter is a stressful, brutal and violent process. No animal wants to die and there is simply no need to rear and slaughter animals for food, since we can be happy and healthy on a plant-based diet.
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