Target: Laurent Kauffman
Goal: Punish cruel slaughterhouse workers caught on film torturing livestock to allegedly relieve their “boredom.”
Recent footage of severe animal cruelty has given more leverage to the need for mandatory video monitoring in slaughterhouses. An undercover animal rights activist released footage they took inside the slaughterhouse in Vigan, Southern France that appeared to show “bored” employees beating unconscious animals, slitting throats of conscious animals, shocking them, throwing pigs against metal bars and other monstrous acts.
Laurent Kauffman, manager of this slaughterhouse, was disgusted by what she witnessed her subordinates doing. She claims not to have seen these acts herself, but that she is also not on site very often. So there is plenty of time in which these individuals are left without supervision–time they are obviously filling with despicable activities.
The European Union has laid down laws in an attempt to protect animals in slaughterhouses from cruelty, but those laws are painfully vague. They are also not being enforced, and without footage showing where and when the problems are occurring, will continue to go unenforced. What can be done now is to punish these unnamed individuals for the torments they allegedly put their animals through. Although they may be going to slaughter, that does not mean they are not worthy of dignity.
Ms. Kauffman should take responsibility and see to it that her subordinates face the law for their transgressions. No matter that they are bored, no matter that those animals will be killed for food, they have no right to torture them. At the very least, these people should lose their jobs. No one who can take pleasure in abusing an animal has any right working with them in any setting.
Dear Ms. Kauffman,
Recently, it has been reported that employees at your slaughterhouse have been torturing animals there. Footage revealed by an undercover activist shows these individuals shocking, beating, and killing lambs, pigs, and cows. While some would argue that slaughtering these animals is an act of cruelty, it can be done as humanely as possible. These animals deserve to be treated with dignity, no matter if they are reared in slaughterhouses.
The employees working at this facility have apparently shown a horrifying lack of empathy. Their blatant disregard for life, especially animal life, as little more than entertainment to fill the “boring” hours of their job is despicable. Please see that these individuals are punished.
See that they do not have the opportunity to torment more animals by removing them from their positions and working with law enforcement to ensure they face justice. Those who display such a disregard for life do not deserve the chance for rationalizations and excuses.
[Your Name Here]
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