Animal Aid's campaign for mandatory CCTV and independent monitoring in all UK slaughterhouses. Helping vets to see what happens in the stunning and slaughter areas when they cannot be present.
There are many politicians who support the campaign for mandatory CCTV
Welsh Assembly Members

Janet Finch-Saunders AM - Image copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission ‘[It is] of utmost importance that animals are treated with respect and dignity at all times, including at the end of their lives. The committee does not believe that the purely voluntary approach currently being taken forward by the Welsh Government is sufficient to ensure that correct welfare standards will be upheld in all cases…’

– Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Chair of the Petitions Committee and Welsh Conservative Member for Aberconwy

Mike Hedges AM - Image copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission ‘I support the call by Animal Aid that the Welsh Government makes the installation and maintenance of CCTV monitoring systems mandatory in all slaughterhouses in Wales. This should cover all areas of the premises which are involved in the holding or processing of live animals and supported by requirements on the placement and operation of cameras, and the retention and storage of recordings and the availability of recordings for inspection. Animals cannot speak up for themselves so we need to.’

– Mike Hedges AM, Welsh Labour Member for Swansea East

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM - Image copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission ‘CCTV has been mandatory in every abattoir in England in all areas where live animals are present since May 2018. Scotland announced plans for similar new laws last year. However, in Wales, 14 out of 24 slaughterhouses do not have cameras, although the Welsh Government has made money available for their installation. RSPCA Cymru and Animal Aid both support mandatory CCTV to deter abuses and to help vets with regulation and monitoring. I believe it is time for the Welsh Government make CCTV in abattoirs mandatory in Wales.’

– Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM, Welsh Conservative Member for South Wales East

David J Rowlands AM - Image copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission ‘I cannot see any reason why any slaughter house operator would object to the installation of CCTV on their premises if their operations are in accordance with agreed practices. I have also heard no cogent argument against compulsory installation of CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.’

– David J Rowlands AM, Commissioner and Brexit Party Member for South Wales East

Jenny Rathbone AM - Image copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission ‘I support mandatory video surveillance in abattoirs – and on fishing boats.’

– Jenny Rathbone AM, Welsh Labour Member for Cardiff Central

Images copyright National Assembly for Wales Commission [External Link]

2012 Statement in Support of CCTV in Welsh Slaughterhouses
In 2012, 34 of the 60 Welsh Assembly Members signed Statement of Opinion 2012-0117, tabled by Rebecca Evans, in support of CCTV in slaughterhouses. They are:

Antoniw, Mick (Lab) Pontypridd
Asghar, Mohammad (Con) South Wales East
Black, Peter (former Member)
Burns, Angela (Con) Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Chapman, Christine (former Member)
Davies, Byron (former Member)
Davies, Jocelyn (former Member)
Davies, Keith (former Member)
Davies, Paul (Con) Preseli Pembrokeshire
Davies, Suzy (Con) South Wales West
Drakeford, Mark (Lab) Cardiff West
Evans, Rebecca (Lab) Gower
Gething, Vaughan (Lab) Cardiff South and Penarth
Graham, William (former Member)
Gruffydd, Llyr Huws (PC) North Wales
Hedges, Mike (Lab) Swansea East
Isherwood, Mark (Con) North Wales
James, Julie (Lab) Swansea West
Sayed, Bethan (PC) South Wales West
Jones, Ann (Lab) Vale of Clwyd
Melding, David (Con) South Wales Central
Millar, Darren (Con) Clwyd West
Morgan, Julie (Lab) Cardiff North
Neagle, Lynne (Lab) Torfaen
Parrott, Eluned (former Member)
Price, Gwyn (former Member)
Ramsay, Nicholas (Con) Monmouth
Rathbone, Jenny (Lab) Cardiff Central
Rees, David (Lab) Aberavon
Skates, Ken (Lab) Clwyd South
Thomas, Simon (former Member)
Watson, Joyce (Lab) Mid and West Wales
Whittle, Lindsay (former Member)
Wood, Leanne (PC) Rhondda
Members of the UK Parliament
Early Day Motion Signatories and Campaign Supporters
Grahame Morris MP has tabled four Early Day Motions (EDMs) calling for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses. More than 200 MPs have so far signed these EDMs. The serving MPs who support this campaign to date either through the EDMs or via other means are below (click on links to see images of those MPs supporting our campaign). See the former MPs who have supported this campaign.

Abbott, Diane (Lab) Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, David (Con) Southend West
Barron, Kevin (Lab) Rother Valley
Bellingham, Henry (Con) North West Norfolk
Black, Mhairi (SNP) Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian (SNP) Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul (Lab) Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Peter (Con) Worthing West
Brake, Tom (LD) Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre (SNP) Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan (SNP) Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Brown, Nicholas (Lab) Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Fiona (Con) Congleton
Buck, Karen (Lab) Westminster North
Burden, Richard (Lab) Birmingham Northfield
Burgon, Richard (Lab) Leeds East
Cadbury, Ruth (Lab) Brentford and Isleworth
Cameron, Lisa (SNP) East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Gregory (DUP) Londonderry East
Campbell, Ronnie (Lab) Blyth Valley
Champion, Sarah (Lab) Rotherham
Chapman, Douglas (SNP) Dunfermline and West Fife
Chapman, Jenny (Lab) Darlington
Cherry, Joanna (SNP) Edinburgh South West
Clwyd, Ann (Lab) Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie (Lab) West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy (Lab) Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie (SNP) Inverclyde
Crausby, David (Lab) Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela (SNP) Lanark and Hamilton East
Crouch, Tracey (Con) Chatham & Aylesford
Cruddas, Jon (Lab) Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John (Lab) Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex (Lab) Stockton North
Cunningham, Jim (Lab) Coventry South
Davies, Geraint (Lab) Swansea West
Day, Martyn (SNP) Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Debbonaire, Thangam (Lab) Bristol West
Docherty-Hughes, Martin (SNP) West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Nigel (DUP) Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey (DUP) Lagan Valley
Esterson, Bill (Lab) Sefton Central
Evans, Chris (Lab) Islwyn
Evans, Nigel (Con) Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul (Lab) Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim (LD) Westmoreland and Lonsdale
Fellows, Marion (SNP) Motherwell and Wishaw
Field, Frank (Lab) Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim (Lab) Poplar and Limehouse
Fletcher, Colleen (Lab) Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul (Lab) Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky (Lab) Lewisham Deptford
Gale, Roger (Con) North Thanet
Gibson, Patricia (SNP) North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary (Lab) North Tyneside
Godsiff, Roger (Lab) Birmingham Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac (Con) Richmond Park
Gray, Neil (SNP) Airdrie and Shotts
Greenwood, Margaret (Lab) Wirral West
Hamilton, Fabian (Lab) Leeds North East
Hanson, David (Lab) Delyn
Hayes, Helen (Lab) Dulwich and West Norwood
Hayman, Sue (Lab) Workington
Henderson, Gordon (Con) Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hendry, Drew (SNP) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Stephen (Lab) Jarrow
Hermon, Sylvia (Ind) North Down
Hodge, Margaret (Lab) Barking
Hoey, Kate (Lab) Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin (Lab) Luton North
Howarth, George (Lab) Knowsley
Jones, Gerald (Lab) Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Kinnock, Stephen (Lab) Aberavon
Knight, Greg (Con) Yorkshire East
Laing, Eleanor (Con) Epping Forest
Lamb, Norman (Lib Dem) North Norfolk
Lammy, David (Lab) Tottenham
Lavery, Ian (Lab) Wansbeck
Lefroy, Jeremy (Con) Stafford
Lewell-Buck, Emma (Lab) South Shields
Lewis, Clive (Lab) Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline (Green) Brighton Pavilion
Lucas, Ian (Lab) Wrexham
Mahmood, Khalid (Lab) Perry Barr
Mann, John (Lab) Bassetlaw
Marsden, Gordon (Lab) Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael (Lab) York Central
Matheson, Chris (Lab) City of Chester
McCabe, Steve (Lab) Birmingham Selly Oak
McDonald, Stewart (SNP) Glasgow South
McDonnell, John (Lab) Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Alison (Lab) Wirral South
McInnes, Liz (Lab) Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John (SNP) Falkirk
Mearns, Ian (Lab) Gateshead
Mordaunt, Penny (Con) Portsmouth North
Morden, Jessica (Lab) Newport East
Morris, David (Con) Morecambe and Lunesdale
Morris, Grahame M (Lab) Easington
Osamor, Kate (Lab) Edmonton
Owen, Albert (Lab) Ynys Môn
Parish, Neil (Con) Tiverton and Honiton
Pearce, Teresa (Lab) Erith & Thamesmead
Pennycook, Matthew (Lab) Greenwich and Woolwich
Pritchard, Mark (Con) Wrekin
Rayner, Angela (Lab) Ashton under Lyne
Rees, Christina (Lab) Neath
Rimmer, Marie (Lab) St Helens South and Whiston
Robertson, Laurence (Con) Tewkesbury
Robinson, Gavin (DUP) Belfast East
Robinson, Geoffrey (Lab) Coventry North West
Saville Roberts, Liz (Plaid Cymru) Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim (DUP) Strangford
Sharma, Virendra (Lab) Ealing Southall
Sheerman, Barry (Lab) Huddersfield
Sheppard, Tommy (SNP) Edinburgh East
Simpson, David (DUP) Upper Bann
Skinner, Dennis (Lab) Bolsover
Smith, Cat (Lab) Lancaster and Fleetwood
Smith, Henry (Con) Crawley
Smith, Jeff (Lab) Manchester Withington
Smith, Nick (Lab) Blaenau Gwent
Streeter, Gary (Con) South West Devon
Streeting, Wes (Lab) Ilford North
Stringer, Graham (Lab) Blackley and Broughton
Tami, Mark (Lab) Alyn and Deeside
Thomas-Symonds, Nick (Lab) Torfaen
Thornberry, Emily (Lab) Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Karl (Lab) Kingston upon Hull
Twigg, Stephen (Lab) Liverpool West Derby
Vaz, Valerie (Lab) Walsall South
Vickers, Martin (Con) Cleethorpes
West, Catherine (Lab) Hornsey and Wood Green
Wiliams, Hywel (Plaid Cymru) Arfon
Wilson, Sammy (DUP) East Antrim
Wishart, Pete (SNP) Perth and North Perthshire
Zeicher, Daniel (Lab) Cambridge