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Video footage allegedly reveals animal cruelty at illegal abattoir near Melbourne

Fri 2 Aug 2019 by Ben Knight (ABC)

This article relates to the following facility: Illegal slaughterhouse (Aussie Abattoirs)

Agriculture Victoria is investigating an alleged illegal abattoir operating on the outskirts of Melbourne, after receiving graphic video of sheep being slaughtered without being stunned.

The distressing vision shows fully conscious sheep writhing in a metal cradle after having their throats cut, sometimes taking minutes to die.

The video, obtained by an animal rights activist, also shows a number of alleged food safety breaches, including workers butchering meat in their street clothes, and cats and a peacock wandering in and out of the shed while slaughtering is taking place.

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