Prosecute Slaughter House Animal Abuse
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Prosecute Slaughter House Animal Abuse

    1. Ruby King
    2. Petition by

      Ruby King

      Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Cigarettes stubbed out on pigs’ faces; one animal punched in the head; another goaded in the face; regular blows and kicks; seriously injured pigs forced to drag themselves to slaughter… All these abuses in one UK slaughterhouse and Defra still won’t prosecute.
Animal Aid's investagations into the treatment of animals in slaughter houses revealed thousands of cases of abuse yet DEFRA still refuse to prosecute those responsible.
"Cheale Meats is the ninth UK slaughterhouse to be secretly filmed by Animal Aid in the past two-and-a-half years. The national campaign group has identified legal breaches in seven of the previous eight – some of them so serious that one slaughterhouse was forced to close down. Cases were built for the prosecution of nine men and four slaughterhouse operators before a change of government brought a change of heart, and all the cases were dropped. Defra, under the coalition government, said that, unlike its Labour predecessor, it could not proceed because the evidence was obtained without the permission of the slaughterhouses. Animal Aid believes that this is a politically motivated excuse and cites the recent Panorama programme, which secretly filmed care home workers without the permission of the owners, and whose film is being used to prosecute."

Kate Fowler, Head of Campaigns at Animal Aid says:
‘Since we first began investigating English slaughterhouses, we have been pressing everyone involved – regulators, industry bodies and the government – to act decisively to end the cruelty. At first, they appeared contrite and promised action but now their words ring hollow. If Defra won’t prosecute these flagrant breaches of the law; if the vets can’t or won’t act to stop the cruelties; and if the slaughterhouse owners look the other way, who is there to stop animals from being abused at the most vulnerable time of their lives? It seems that all involved are content to keep quiet and to allow these cruelties to continue. So much for the UK having the best welfare standards in the world!’
This is one of the many animal rights abuse cases that has been dismissed by the new government. These animals should be protected from such brutal cruelty.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. VICTORY!

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      Well... As much of a victory as possible in the current situation
      But I'll take what ever I can get, soo...

      http://blog.peta.org.uk/2012/03/two-facing-prosecution-over-abattoir-abuse/

    3. Cheale Meats Boss Says He was Sickened By Animal Aid's Footage

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      An Essex newspaper has been shown around Cheale Meats slaughterhouse so that the company could ‘prove’ it had cleaned up its act after the shocking animal abuse filmed there last year by Animal Aid.
      The report quotes Cheale Meats boss, Adam Cheale, who says ‘I was sickened by [the footage]. I could not believe it happened here, I was disgusted by it. The article added ‘Mr Cheale revealed that these men offered no defence or explanation after they were caught.’

    4. 1000!!!

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      1000 signatures! That's amazing! Its nice to know that people do care about the animals of the meat industry who are so often forgotten!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. Animal Aid's footage

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      For those who may want proof

    7. Animal Aid Post Cards

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      All Animal Aid members should have got or be getting a post card about this very issue. Sign and send, please! Every bit of pressure makes a difference. Join Animal Aid now to find out about other issues and how to help today.

    8. 900!!!

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      Come on! Sign and share!! (Or Tweet or E-mail, I'm not fussy.)

    9. Reached 750 signatures
    10. Thank you

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has/is about to sign this petition. Abuse is abuse and those responsible should be punished and it seems that DEFRA need to be told this. It is up to us to tell them.

    11. Contact DEFRA about the cause

      Ruby King
      Petition Organizer

      defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk
      or
      Defra
      Nobel House
      17 Smith Square
      London
      SW1P 3JR

    12. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Beverley Hill MOUNTAIN ASH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      No animal in this world should be subjected to this barbaric behaveiour from anyone these people need to be prosecuted and those involved should lose thier jobs and get prison sentences

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    • Debby Moore OWENSBORO, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      No animal should be abused!!

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    • eleonora muratti SAINT LAZARE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because they are creature like us. We need to learn how to respect them

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    • Wendy Valdez LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      Because it is WRONG!! I cannot believe how heartless these humans are to treat this defenseless animals like this! It is SICKNING shame on those who have not done anything to help stop this from happening!!

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    • Sabrina Charruau QUEBEC, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      It should be impostant for everyone

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