Local Meat Co, Sheffield TAS

Hidden camera footage from a slaughterhouse partly owned by 2024 Tasmanian of the Year, Stephanie Trethewey, shows ‘sustainable beef’ cows shot with a rifle up to eight times before losing consciousness and forced into the kill room using a hammer and a metal pipe. Investigators also captured footage of workers jabbing sheep and cows with painful electric prodders, including in the face and genitals, as well as beating, kicking and throwing sheep to the ground.

One cow is documented crying out in pain after having been shot in the head multiple times, while others become stuck in the stunning box and have their head crushed in the machinery, while they continue to display signs of consciousness.

The footage is part of a comprehensive investigation of five Tasmanian slaughterhouses, which showed systemic violence, cruelty and illegal activity.
Published: Mon 1 Jan 2024 by Farm Transparency Project
Captured/filmed: September 2023
Created: December 2023
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Licence: Creative Commons License
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Country: Australia
Location: The Local Meat Co, Claude Road, Tasmania, Australia
Company: Tas Ag Co

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