There has been ongoing occurrences of cruelty to animals by workers. CCTV acts as a deterrent and is a legally filmed recording that can be used to prosecute. CCTV will be monitored by independent authorities, not by the industry itself.
- Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Senator Joe Ludwig
There has been ongoing occurrences of cruelty to animals by workers in abattoirs, factory farms and piggeries. We are calling for the mandatory installation of CCTV to monitor worker activity. Any mistreatment will be recorded, which is a legally filmed recording which can be used to prosecute if required. CCTV will be monitored by independent authorities, similar to the United Kingdom model. In early 2013, a bill was put forward for the mandatory installation of CCTV in all UK slaughterhouses. Several have already been implemented in the UK due to the work of Animal Aid.
As a modern country, Australia also needs to protect its animals and improve animal welfare standards in this regard. Please consider enforcing the installation of CCTV in all Australian abattoirs, factory farms and piggeries.
Installation of CCTV is an affordable option,
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