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Secret camera captures disturbing footage at Picton abattoir

Thu 29 Aug 2019 by Kayla Osborne (Wollondilly Advertiser)

This article relates to the following facility: Picton Meatworx (Wollondilly Abattoir) (Aussie Abattoirs)

Animal rights activists and political parties are calling for the government to take action after 'damning' secret camera footage was captured at a Picton abattoir.

The body-worn camera video captured the use of carbon dioxide gas chambers on pigs, goats and sheep, repeated failure of captive bolt stunning, twisting and breaking of cows' tails to force them to walk into the knockbox (a containment area where the animals are stunned before death) and animals trying to escape after witnessing others being slaughtered.

The footage, filmed at Picton Meatworx, was released by animal rights organisations, Aussie Farms and Animals Within.......