Footage has emerged of employees kicking and harming lambs inside a Spanish slaughterhouse. Animal rights group Equalia shared the footage from Toledo, Spain. In the video, lambs are shown being beaten, dragged, and thrown.
Equalia said in a press statement, “In the video, continuous irregularities in animal welfare are observed, such as lambs being beaten and kicked, or sick goats and lambs forced to walk towards the slaughter line. In the video, continuous irregularities in animal welfare are observed, such as lambs being beaten and kicked, or sick goats and lambs forced to walk towards the slaughter line. As they are not identified, the traceability of the animal is lost, which can be a public health problem. In addition, an operator repeatedly urinates in the pens where the animals are housed.”
Equalia was filming the abuse and is now using the footage to urge the government to install surveillance cameras in all slaughterhouses in the country. A spokesperson from Equalia, Maria Villaluenga, said of the CCTV initiative, “The installation of CCTV cameras will help avoid the recurrence of these breaches of animal welfare.”
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