Investigation Launched After Video Reveals Cruelty at “Humane” Slaughterhouse

A complaint from Animal Justice has triggered an investigation of alleged animal cruelty at Meadow Valley Meats, a small-scale, “humane” slaughterhouse in British Columbia (BC). On February 23rd, Animal Justice released hidden-camera footage that depicts workers beating animals in the face with various instruments, animals being improperly stunned, and other kinds of illegal abuse. The conditions also put worker safety at risk, as employees face terrified animals trying to escape the abuse. The BC Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food are currently reviewing the footage and will be conducting an investigation into the complaint.