One of the points when farm animals are at their most vulnerable is at slaughter. While we believe that slaughter can be carried out without causing excessive pain and suffering, there is also potential for unimaginable levels of suffering at this time.
Compassion’s investigations into slaughter reveal the treatment animals can face just prior to and at the time of death. We’ve found evidence of violent and careless handling, painful restraint, ineffective slaughter methods and animals spending those last moments of their lives in fear and agony.
Usually, our Investigation Unit uncovers poor slaughter practice as part of wider investigations into factory farming systems. In some cases the abuses we find make it essential to release the investigations as evidence in their own right.
2014: Gadhimai Slaughter Festival: Never Again
On the 28th and 29th November 2014 Compassion’s Investigation Unit documented the fates of animals sacrificed in the name of the Goddess Gadhimai, at the Gadhimai Festival in Nepal. This is the story of those animals.Read more »
2013: Slaughter at Beirut’s biggest slaughterhouse
Known for it’s terrible slaughter practice, Compassion is currently campaigning to shut this slaughter house down.Read more »