& # 39; Horrible, but legal & # 39 ;: Undercover footage of the slaughterhouse shows animals being abused while being pushed into gas chambers – while more calls are being made to place whistleblowers behind bars
- Footage shows pigs and goats that are put into carbon dioxide gas chambers
- It also seems to show that employees are twisting the tails of cows to force them to walk
- The video was recorded by a university student upon placement in the facility
- The NSW Govt introduced fines up to $ 220,000 for those who violate farms
- The state government now also wants to add prison sentences of up to three years
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Undercover images have been released from a slaughterhouse in Sydney, amid pressure from the NSW and the federal government to put activist whistleblowers behind bars.
The new recordings were made on a hidden body camera by a university student when placed in a slaughterhouse in Sydney.
Animal rights groups Aussie Farms and Animals Within have released the 25-minute graphic video in which pigs and goats are forced into carbon dioxide gas chambers.
It also shows that a pig is shot at least eight times and that employees seem to be twisting the tails of cows to force them to walk in a box.
Horrible undercover recordings have been released in Sydney, a slaughterhouse with carbon dioxide poisoning in pigs
The shocking images showed a pig being shot at least eight times as he screamed in pain
& # 39; This is one of the most destructive Australian images I have ever seen, and yet it is completely legal & # 39 ;, said executive director of Aussie Farms and director of controversial documentary Dominion Chris Delforce.
& # 39; There are very minimal laws to protect animals in such facilities, which is the exact opposite of what most consumers believe.
& # 39; Although there is a general crime of animal abuse in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act NSW, farms and slaughterhouses are exempt if they follow the basic codes that effectively legalize cruelty that ordinary citizens cannot get away with.
& # 39; The code of conduct with regard to slaughterhouses is only a model code, intended as non-enforceable guidelines for states and territories to develop their own legislation, but 18 years later no one has done that. & # 39;
New footage was taken on a hidden body camera by a university student on placement as part of his degree in animal sciences
Executive director of Aussie Farms and director of controversial documentary Dominion Chris Delforce said that the fine for whistleblowing is greater than that for animal abuse
Mr Delforce said that even if it turns out that a company is dealing with cruelty that is not allowed according to the codes of practice, the maximum punishment under POCTA is $ 27,000.
The NSW government has introduced fines of up to $ 220,000 for militant activists who enter farms or slaughterhouses to expose cruelty and are now trying to add a prison sentence of up to three years.
& # 39; It is almost incomprehensible that jumping off a fence just to film animal abuse is somehow considered worse than committed & # 39 ;, Mr.
& # 39; However, this new image material was not obtained through violation and did not violate biosafety protocols – it would therefore not be covered by these new laws. & # 39;
Mr Delforce also had a firm warning against Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro, NSW Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall and their counterparts.
& # 39; If they want to introduce ag-gag laws on behalf of the industry to suppress exposure to animal husbandry facilities, they must begin to be honest about it, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Stop hiding behind these smokescreens, otherwise activists will continue to find ways to show the public what they are being told & # 39; human & # 39; and & # 39; is ethically & # 39;. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the slaughterhouse for comments.
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