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.

Animal Aid filmed sheep being stunned and slaughtered over three days in March 2017.

A slaughterman was filmed picking up a frightened sheep by her fleece and physically throwing her over a gate. The animal was so terrified that she attempted to escape through a blood gully, only to be discovered cowering behind the bleeding-out bodies of her strung-up peers. Other incidents caught on camera include a lamb, who was hiding behind a mechanical arm, being dragged out by her hind legs. A sheep fell to the ground after being roughly pushed, and was left struggling on the floor while the worker turned his attention to other animals.

What happened?

The Food Standards Agency suspended the licence of one worker and insisted he undertook additional training with a veterinary surgeon before he was allowed to work again.