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Spanish slaughterhouse workers filmed hurling lambs like rag dolls before killing them

In the undercover footage, some of the animals are seen being trampled to death in overcrowded pens, many unable to even walk by the time they are taken to be killed.

ZOE DREWETT:Abbatoir workers have been secretly filmed kicking and throwing baby lambs into the air before failing to stun the animals, sending them to slaughter fully conscious… Activists belonging to Spanish animal welfare group NGO Equalia filmed the animal abuse and is using the footage to call for CCTV to be installed in all slaughterhouses across Spain… Elsewhere in the undercover footage, some of the animals are seen being trampled to death in overcrowded pens, many unable to even walk by the time they are taken to be killed…

NGO Equalia have not named the abattoir but have said it is located in the province of Segovia, north of Madrid. It claims the abuse was filmed this year after an activist breached security to install hidden CCTV cameras at the slaughterhouse… Silvia Mayorga, a spokesman for Equalia which has filed a formal complaint to prompt a court investigation, said: ‘We are disgusted at the treatment the animals receive and it worries us that some of the lambs that have entered the food chain are not apt for human consumption.

‘We firmly believe that it is necessary that, by law and as happens in countries like England, every Spanish slaughterhouse has CCTV cameras in its installations to prevent cases of animal cruelty, guarantee greater security for workers and provide the transparency consumers deserve.’ In a statement, the animal rights group said: ‘The workers of this abattoir are not content with hitting, squashing, slapping and throwing the lambs. ‘They also cause them terrible suffering by not always using stun machinery which is necessary to cause the animal less pain before they have their throats cut’. SOURCE…

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