Spain Announces Mandatory Video Surveillance for Slaughterhouses

The Council of Ministers approved a royal decree on August 23rd establishing that Spanish slaughterhouses will be monitored by mandatory surveillance systems, making Spain the first EU country to introduce compulsory slaughterhouse video monitoring. Once a formal announcement is published in the Official State Gazette, larger slaughterhouses will have one year to implement the rule while a two-year period will apply to smaller facilities.