LETTER: Sign petition to put CCTV in slaughterhouses

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More than 30,000 people have signed a petition on the government’s website calling for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses. Animal Aid has found widespread cruelty inside UK slaughterhouses, revealing animals being kicked, punched, beaten and burned with cigarettes, thrown and improperly stunned. According to a recent YouGov poll, 76 per cent of the public support this campaign. Anyone wishing to add their name to the petition can do so at www.slaughterhousecctv.org.uk As Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Mrs B Swift

Phoenix Drive, Sovereign Harbour