Images recorded with a camera hidden by Animal Equalia, show the wild abuse of animals in a slaughterhouse in Madrid.
Another example of what the industry considers “exceptional”, but that really happens every day everywhere. The “animal welfare” of advertising is nothing but covert abuse.
The lambs go in line. They resist death, but there is not much to do. An operator jumps on them to accelerate the chain. In another part, several sheep are thrown into the air. Metal doors are slammed shut. Blood.
These are some of the images recorded with a hidden camera in a slaughterhouse in Villarejo de Salvanés, in the Community of Madrid.
The images are eloquent: lambs thrown, kicked and beaten. A worker is repeatedly thrown over. Some, who do not have standing, go to the production chain, ready to consume. This is the slaughterhouse Cárnicas Salvanés SL, according to images provided to this newspaper by the Equalia association, which filed a criminal complaint on Monday in the courts of Leganés against this business for violating European animal welfare law and finding anomalies in hygiene of the facilities. The company denies the accusations.
The video begins with a drone image that places the slaughterhouse. It is in Villarejo de Salvanés, southeast of the region, and it is a family business run by three brothers and where lambs, sheep, goats and cows are slaughtered and subsequently consumed in the Madrid region and in areas of Toledo.
In the video, the slaughterers appear putting in the slaughter line sick lambs that “barely stand up”. Small sheep that are thrown alive, thrown over the rest of the flock, which remains confined in corrals full of fleas and feces. “It is a risk to public health,” denounced from Equalia, an organization that has disseminated the images.
The company had the Halal certificate until the beginning of 2019. This means that, within the same slaughterhouse, lots are made when sacrificing the animals: depending on the client, they are stunned or not (when the Islamic rite is followed). During this year, all animals without exception of Cárnicas Salvanés SL had to have been stunned to avoid unnecessary suffering.
David Herrero, spokesman for the organization Animal Equality, explains to the Public that, although it cannot be generalized, this is an example of how community regulations are breached in slaughterhouses in Spain. So, it is not the first time that Equalia manages to enter the opaque walls of the meat industry.
The diffused images show sheep that do not stand up or are sick, and are taken to the conveyor belt to enter the bleeding zone. One of them was filmed dying the night before. “It took ten hours until she was taken to the killing area,” explained Herrero.
The law contemplates that an animal that cannot walk will not be dragged or transported to the place of killing, and will be sacrificed in the same place where it is, without moving it or, of course, throwing it.
In fact, it can be seen that some of the animals agonize while, hanging, they bleed along with the rest of the herd. “One of them became fully aware until half an hour,” they say from Equalia.
This newspaper has tried to contact unsuccessfully with the company Cárnicas Salvanés S.L. to know its version of the facts.
My comment: Almost all the media in Spain report about it, but even in Germany this hell has caused great rage among civilized people. How has the human species degenerated so much and treats animals so primitive and sadistic still today, in the 21st century?
I have no answer but I found a good comment about it in RT, it is in Spanish but the translation was easy to do:
The comment: “Los españoles son unos malparidos (excluyendo a mi abuelo), leyendo a Fray Bartolomé de las Casas me enteré de la manera tan cruel que masacraron a los naturales de América, se estima que el genocidio mas grande en la historia de la humanidad lo realizaron estos degenerados.
Solo en ese país podían nacer las corridas de toros, las peleas de gallos, las cruzadas y la Inquisición”.
Translation: The Spaniards are spoiled (excluding my grandfather), reading Fray Bartolomé de las Casas I learned in such a cruel way that they massacred the natives of America, it is estimated that the greatest genocide in the history of mankind was made by these degenerated.
Only in that country could bullfights, cockfights, crusades and the Inquisition be born.
Best regards to all, Venus