Prosecute Slaughterhouse Employees Who Abused Horses

Target: England’s Food Standards Agency

Goal: Prosecute two men accused of abusing horses at slaughterhouse

Two men in Cheshire County, England have been accused of horse abuse while working at the Red Lion slaughterhouse. Undercover footage show the men beating, kicking, shocking, and shoving horses in the facility, as well as forcing the animals into pens and stunning them together.

Horses are intelligent animals that have complex social structures and a wide range of emotions. They can sense fear, feel intense pain, and are aware when they are in danger. In many countries, slaughtering these beautiful creatures is illegal. While horse slaughter is permitted in England, there are many laws in place intended to protect these creatures from unnecessary pain and suffering. Slaughterhouse employees cannot hit, kick, or hurt the animals in any way. Plus, because horses are aware when they are in danger, employees can only kill one horse at a time. They can’t, as was done by the men at Red Lion, stun and slaughter them together in one pen.

While these laws are supposed to protect horses in England, slaughterhouse employees obviously do not always follow the rules. Due to their actions, the men at the Red Lion slaughterhouse had their required slaughter licenses revoked and England’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating the situation. If there is enough damning evidence, the FSA will press charges against the men and force them to stand trial.

Urge the FSA to prosecute these two men. Those working in slaughterhouses in England must understand that all creatures must be respected and animal abuse will not be tolerated.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Food Standards Agency,

Please prosecute the two men accused of abusing horses at the Red Lion slaughterhouse. Their behavior is abhorrent and they should be severely punished.

Footage recorded by the Hillside Animal Sanctuary show the two men participating in several abusive situations. They are seen beating, kicking, and punching horses in the facility, as well as illegally slaughtering two horses at once. This behavior was recorded over an eight week period, clearly demonstrating that these were not one-time incidents.

The two mean of Red Lion must be punished. Their actions cannot be tolerated and others working in slaughterhouses around England must be aware that abusing animals is punishable by law. Again, please prosecute these two men to the fullest extent of the law.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. Where do these scum bags come from ?

  2. NEVER EVER LET THESE CRUEL VINDICTIVE SCUM BAGS OUT OF PRISON & NEVER NEAR ANY ANIMAL AGAIN… MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE BRITISH… THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE IMMENSE DISGUST & HEARTBREAK I FEEL TO KNOW WHAT THESE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN THROUGH & SUFFERED

  3. Robert Ortiz says:

    They need to be punished to the fullest extent for the atrocities they committed and allowed to happen.

  4. It must take a certain type of person to work in a slaughterhouse.
    Judging by this case they have no concern or consideration for the animals that are about to die.
    In any case they should be locked up for a long time and never let near any animal again.
    My upbringing prevents me from saying what I’d really like to do to them…

  5. JANICE WATSON says:

    Its so sad, that we humans treat animals in such a disgusting barbaric way, with no respect for their wellbeing, they have done us no harm at all, yet we continue to be so cruel, not just to these poor horses but to the bears in china (Bile Bears) the dolphin slaughter in Japan, the cats and dogs eaten in China , sack the slaughtermen and the Vet who was supposed to be on duty when this senseless cruelty was taking place at Red Lion Cheshire and monitor closely all slaughterhouses

  6. It doesn’t matter what the job is or what industry it is in you always get the sadists and bullies.

  7. http://www.facebook.com/events/413559158723724/

    we are protesting against this place please join us

  8. These men (and I am embarrased to call them such) as they are pure barbarians, need to be named and prosecuted under all applicable laws. The company needs to be held accoutnable for these atrocities. We are supposed to be civilized, how de we allow such cruetly to pass as work? How do we allow such horrible humans, amongst the lowest form within our species, be allowed to walk freely? This is most shameful on all of us for allowing this to happen and doing so little now that we know what goes in begind closed doors.

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