Shock as UK secretly shearers filmed punching, throwing and stamping on sheep

  • Shock as UK secretly shearers filmed punching, throwing and stamping on sheep
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    The Royal society for the protection of animals considers the possibility of prosecution after undercover investigation revealed appalling cruelty and violence behind the scenes, how sheep are sheared on British farms.
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The Royal society for the protection of animals considers the possibility of prosecution after undercover investigation revealed appalling cruelty and violence behind the scenes, how sheep are sheared on British farms.

Animals can be seen writhing in agony as they were brutally slapped, punched and stomped and twisted their limbs.

People for the ethical treatment of animals, which carried out the secret filming.

The Peta investigator said, he saw illegal cruelty in each of the 25 English cattle sheds visited two shearing contractors within 15 days.

The first secret footage ever shift in the UK, the witness saw the panicked sheep:

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  • beat
  • stamp on
  • cut with shearing equipment
  • sewn up around the needle, but no pain
  • kept legs in boots
  • crashed into the wooden floor with his head
  • threw the truck on the ground
  • left without veterinary assistance when hurt is lame
  • killed and the bodies dumped

Donald broom, Professor of veterinary medicine at Cambridge University, said that sewed up the cut without anaesthesia and throwing sheep, as reported by the witness caused pain and suffering to such an extent that violated the principles of legal practice the world Organisation for animal health and other international bodies.

Such cruelty is illegal in most countries.

The footage shows how the shearers stood on sheep’s head and neck, pinning them down to stop their movement, abandoned animals, and from the back of the truck, twisted neck and limbs, and hit their heads and bodies on the hard floor.

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In other cases, workers kicked the animal in the stomach, severely hit them in the face and jabbed them in the head with a heavy metal cutters. Some of the clips were too terrible for the independent show.

After a rough shift caused bleeding, open wounds, carvers used needles – what the witness said, apparently, was not sterilized to sew them without anesthesia.

The investigator said Shearer earned an average £ 200 a day if there are a lot of sheep, and even faster Shearer could make more money.

When an investigator visited, the workers were filmed viciously swears, saying “BA****” “cut off their f****** throat” and “what the f*** is wrong with you?”, they used metal tools to win or to keep animals.

As reported, the farmer was seen dragging two sheep who couldn’t walk to the barn and left them without veterinary assistance. In the end they died. A few more died during shearing, provided that the farmer said was “a heart attack”.

In a statement, the British wool told the independent he was “shocked and saddened” the behavior of the two plots secretly filmed.

“As a farmer owned organization, the British wool collects and sells wool on behalf of the British farmers. We are committed to continually strive to improve cutting skills and good practice in the UK,” said the spokesman.

“Every year we train over 1000 people in all parts of the UK on two-day courses that are tailored to their current level of experience and skills.

“It’s not in our jurisdiction police cutting industry this responsibility lies with the government and defenders.”

The Royal society for the protection of animals will hold a full investigation of this area, the statement said, adding: “we will provide them with any necessary support.

“We would like to note that the vast majority of the thousands of shearers in the UK operate to the highest standards of animal welfare, which is an integral part of all of our cutting courses.”

The Royal society for the protection of animals, which has the authority of the Prosecutor’s office, said on Twitter: “we share the concern of pet, in particular, ill-treatment, cutting technique and show aggression to the sheep. Our inspections are studying footage to determine any further action”.

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