News broke this morning of Animal Aid‘s investigation of Bowood Lamb, a slaughterhouse in Yorkshire. Taken over three days in December, the investigation found that sheep were beaten and had their throats hacked open while they were still conscious.
Gruesome as the footage is, the actual slaughter, whether the animal is stunned before being killed or not, is only part of the long and blatantly cruel process of modern meat production.
The vast majority of the 1 billion animals eaten every year in the UK are raised on filthy, crowded factory … Read more.
Forget spooky graveyards and haunted houses. Here are seven real-life places that are guaranteed to make you shiver. The darkest imaginings of horror films don’t come close to some of these real-life nightmares:
- Britain’s Spine-Tingling Secret Vivisection Laboratories
The deadly experiments on animals that go on behind closed doors in this country are like something out of Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory. Animals are caged for their entire lives; poisoned; deprived of food, water and/or sleep; subjected to psychological stress; deliberately infected with diseases; brain damaged; cut open; paralysed; surgically mutilated; burned; electrocuted and
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On Tuesday, the police and food standards inspectors raided a UK abattoir and meat processing firm to find out if they had been passing meat from horses off as beef – the latest development in the ongoing British horsemeat scandal, which has affected major retailers from Tesco to Burger King.
While the authorities have yet to reach a verdict about these particular facilities, at every slaughterhouse in Britain atrocities go on every day that would turn most people’s stomachs.
From being strung up by their legs and given repeated electric shocks to … Read more.
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Although the UK has seen a significant drop in meat consumption since 2005, more than 893 million animals are still killed for meat each year in the country, often in horrific ways. Shocking footage taken by Animal Aid has revealed numerous cases of horrendous animal abuse in UK slaughterhouses, two of which could now face prosecution.
The appalling footage shows slaughterhouse workers repeatedly shocking terrified pigs on the ears, snout and body. Workers were also seen throwing and beating screaming and terrified animals and kicking them in … Read more.
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I am often sent miscellany from PETA US’ Director of Marketing, Joel – we both share a geeky outlook on life, and while I won’t say we also share a similar age (I don’t want to offend), we do both appreciate old-school Atari-style games. So when he sent me the following retro-feel animal rights game, I felt compelled to share it. It’s called “Escape From the Slaughterhouse“, and you should go try it now if there’s an ounce of geek in you!
Created by Mikael Romlin, … Read more.