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Between 2009 and 2017, Animal Aid placed fly-on-the-wall cameras inside thirteen UK slaughterhouses and found twelve of them were breaking animal welfare laws. The government appointed on-site vets did not prevent these breaches, many of which were extremely serious – including animals being punched, kicked in the head and burned with cigarettes. It is clear that better regulation is needed, starting with independently monitored CCTV cameras in all slaughterhouses.

However, even when no laws are broken, animals in slaughterhouses experience acute distress and fear. Animal Aid’s footage shows animals crying out and screaming, running in desperate circles and leaping into blood pits in a desperate but vain attempt to evade the slaughterman. The scenes are utterly heartbreaking. Anyone wishing to end their contribution to such suffering can request a free Go Vegan Pack from Animal Aid by phoning 01732 364 546 or emailing