CCTV to be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses, Government announces – The Independent

‘CCTV will be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses under new government plans announced today. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, said that, from next spring, all abattoirs where live animals are present will be forced to install cameras in an attempt to clamp down on mistreatment.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2017

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FSA: 4,000 major breaches of animal welfare laws at UK abattoirs in two years – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animal cruelty, food hygiene, news, regulations, reports, slaughter by sally

‘There were more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations over the past two years at British slaughterhouses, according to data released by the government’s food watchdog under freedom of information laws.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2016

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Thirsk slaughterhouse ‘attacks’ probed by FSA – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, food, news, slaughter by tracey

‘One man has been sacked and three others at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2015

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End ‘cruel’ religious slaughter, say scientists – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2009 in animal cruelty, Islam, Judaism, news, slaughter by sally

“Religious slaughter techniques practised by Jews and Muslims are cruel and should be ended, says a scientific assessment from the Government’s animal welfare advisers.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2009

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Regina (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Posted October 16th, 2008 in animals, EC law, law reports, slaughter by sally

Regina (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Queen’s Bench Division

“The control of dangerous contagious poultry disease by mass slaughter using ventilation shutdown was compatible and proportionate with European Union law.”

The Times, 16th October 2008

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P lease note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Hindu temple sues RSPCA – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2008 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Monks from the largest Hindu temple in Europe, angered by the RSPCA’s slaughter of its sacred cow, will serve the charity with legal papers today.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2008

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Businesses have little hope of compensation – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in animals, compensation, news, slaughter by sally

“Farmers who own any of the 214 cows slaughtered so far in the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak will be able to claim compensation but other businesses that have been indirectly damaged are in a much harder legal position.”

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The Times, 8th August 2007

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Tears as Shambo is led to slaughter – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Police officers armed with bolt cutters had to be called in last night to help government officials seize Shambo, the sacred Hindu bullock wanted for slaughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2007

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R (Swami Suryananda, representing the Community of the Many Names of God) v. Welsh Ministers – WLR Daily

Posted July 26th, 2007 in animals, law reports, slaughter by sally

R (Swami Suryananda, representing the Community of the Many Names of God) v. Welsh Ministers 

“The decision to slaughter a Hindu community’s temple bullock as part of a general government policy after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis was lawful and justified and was not a breach of article 9 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Though the decision interfered with the community’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion the interference was necessary and proportionate given the importance of eliminating bovine tuberculosis and the fact that the slaughter policy implemented Council Directive 77/391/EEC.”

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2007

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Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Welsh assembly confirms death sentence on Hindu bullock – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“It is cats that are supposed to have nine lives, but Shambo enjoyed more than the average bullock. The six-year-old Friesian was supposed to be slaughtered in May after he was exposed to bovine TB, only to be spared when his Hindu keepers argued he was sacred.”

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The Guardian, 26th July 2007

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Court of Appeal rules that Shambo must die – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“The long-running saga of Shambo the bull entered its final chapter yesterday, as the Court of Appeal ruled a slaughter order on the animal was justified, despite his sacred status for the Hindu monks who keep him.”

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The Independent, 24th July 2007

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Judge grants Shambo reprieve – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Shambo, the temple bullock ordered destroyed after a test suggested he may have TB, was reprieved by a high court judge today.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2007

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Legal appeal for ‘sacred’ bullock – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Monks hoping to save a ‘sacred’ bullock called Shambo which has tested positive for bovine TB have made a last-ditch plea to halt a slaughter order.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2007

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