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Cette pétition est lancée par l'ALLIANCE EUROPEENNE POUR LA VIDEO OBLIGATOIRE DANS LES ABATTOIRES EUROPEENS.
Notre association GALGOS ETHIQUE EUROPE, membre de L214, participe à cette alliance européenne.
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EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR CCTV IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES - www.europewide-cctv-in-all-slaughterhouses.eu
Right now hundreds of millions of animals in Europe are at risk of suffering avoidable brutality in abattoirs across Europe.
Piece-work, low-wages, defective equipment and as little as 5 seconds to slaughter animals all contribute to avoidable suffering. There are also staff who exert additional cruelty. On the request of the Swedish Minister of Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson, the EU Commission confirmed in May 2011, that within individual EU countries up to 75 per cent of the animals are slaughtered improperly or not at all stunned. Alive and fully conscious they may be scalded, have their throats cut, be cut up by machines or bleed to death, hanging from a hook. While animals suffer unnecessarily, slaughterhouse workers are also put at risk. There are a significant number of serious and fatal accidents in slaughterhouses, plus reported thefts of firearms - all of which could be reduced by the use of CCTV. EU consumers unwittingly and unwillingly are forced to support this system of highly subsidised, low-cost meat production which subjects animals to a horrific death and puts staff unnecessarily at risk.
THIS MUST END.
We demand for the whole of the European Union:
- Mandatory CCTV in all areas connected with slaughter and handling for slaughter.
- Unannounced checks that this is in effect.
- Footage being made available to agreed independent monitors.
- Mandatory prosecution for all offences.
- The placing of enforcement under the control of a national administrative body able to enforce animal protection laws regardless of local circumstances.
- Special labelling of meat products from slaughterhouses applying CCTV
THE PETITION WILL RUN TILL WE HAVE COLLECTED MINIMUM 1 MILLION SIGNATURES to start a European Citizen's Initiative.
EU Scandal - within individual countries up to 75% of FARM ANIMALS ARE SLAUGHTERED WITHOUT STUNNING.
In the EU up to 75% of animals are slaughtered while fully conscious, without stunning or anaesthesia. These shocking figures were made public by the EU Commission on request of Sweden - apart from cows, pigs and sheep (Ireland, France) - (Source : Vasabladet, 18.5.2011). The Swedish Minister of Rural Affairs, Eskil Erlandsson, showed disgust and surprise :"I am surprised that the figures are so high. A few percent might be appropriate, but not up to 75%.
Former EU estimates were 5-10% but the figures made public now are outragous - up to 75% OF THE ANIMALS GO THROUGH THE SLAUGHTERING PROCESS FULLY CONSCIOUS. They are witnessing when their throat is cut through, blood streaming out, when their ears and legs are cut off.
THREE OF FOUR COWS SLAUGHTERED WITHOUT STUNNING - Painful slaughter of cows in the EU. The Radio Sweden broadcast said the EU Commission confirmed that costs savings are the reason why more and more slaughterhouses are skipping stunning and anaesthesia (Source : KOPP-Exclusive 21/11). according to KOPP Online News of 27.5.2011 more and more EU member states are rapidly granting licences for slaughtering without stunning to large-scale slaughterhouses - for cost saving reasons. Per year 5 billion animals are slaughtered in the EU. The EU Environmental Committee and the Swedish Government are demanding all meat from animals slaughtered without stunning being labelled to avoid cheating the EU consumer.
OF COURSE OUR LIVESTOCK SHOULD BE SUFFICIENTLY ANAESTHETIZED BEFORE SLAUGHTER.
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