Animal Rights is a foundation in the Netherlands, a non-profit organization (ASBL) in Belgium. The foundation was established in 2009 as a pressure group against animal testing.
They recently went undercover for a month inside Belgium’s largest slaughterhouse. What they saw, and what the filmed, is shaking Belgium, and Europe, to it’s core:
How serious the consequences of not being able to stun becomes clear when the camera follows a pig throat cut along the automatic conveyor line. The animal is immersed fully conscious in the broeibad, a hot water bath which serves to facilitate removing hair from carcasses. The pig becomes detached from the pulley, trying desperately to get out of the steaming water, but dies a horrible death by drowning.
The footage of what is described above is absolutely gut-wrenching. As someone who has sat through hours of evil animal-abuse footage, including the infamous ‘Earthlings’, this may be one of the worst! I absolutely implore everyone, vegan or not, to watch and share this footage, and bear witness to what is happening at this slaughterhouse, along with slaughterhouses worldwide. Let’s work to end this insanity once and for all!
Please take a moment to sign the petition and help shut down this evil slaughterhouse. Please also consider a donation to their organization to assist then with their important work!
De Standaard has an article on the impact that the investigation is having:
Despite the legal requirement that animals must be anesthetized during slaughter, on the images repeatedly shown pigs hoisted conscious, are going to be killed and bled the animal rights organization continues. The gas chamber which is used in the slaughterhouse does not always work well. The law required to perform an additional anesthesia in such cases, but practice shows that this hardly happens.
Europe is known as having the strictest animal-welfare standards in the world. Keep that in mind when you watch the video and imagine what levels of evil exist in other parts of the world!
NOTE: the website is in Dutch but Google Chrome let’s you translate into English, or whichever is your native language.