What Happens In Brazil’s Slaughterhouses Without Inspections
In Brazil, legislation aimed at reducing government oversight inside slaughterhouses. This initiative, also known as the “Self-Control” bill, will give slaughterhouses the power to conduct their own inspections. Animal Equality conducted an investigation showing what happens in Brazilian slaughterhouses with limited government inspectors. The main problems documented were: Workers beating, kicking, and shocking the cows; Cows that were fully conscious were slaughtered after being ineffectively stunned; And, cows being skinned and their legs cut while still alive. After the launch of the investigation, more than 40 organizations, including Animal Equality, have united to ask the senators not to approve this law.