Minister of Agriculture (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel has ordered compulsory cameras installed in slaughter houses in Israel amid reports of animal abuse.
There have been a number of cases of animal abuse documented in Israel, but perhaps the most popular is the large Zoglovek Company, which was caught on camera for the second time in as many years. In addition to the abuse, the latest find proves that little to none of the required fixes were implemented in the northern factory. That latest find resulted in Ariel calling for the installation of cameras in slaughter houses nationwide.
Ariel explains the cameras must operate around-the-clock and footage will have to be saved for weeks to provide documentation of what is taking place. Zoglovek responded to Ariel’s new directive explaining it has already installed cameras.
The Australian government has called for an urgent inquiry as many animals are imported from Australia, which demands zero abuse. When the Australians saw the disturbing footage it ordered an immediate inquiry into the alarming reality recorded by cameras.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)