City MPs back call for CCTV.
ALL three Coventry MPs have backed a campaign calling for CCTV to be mandatory in slaughterhouses.
Labour's Coventry South MP Jim Cunningham was the 100th MP to sign a parliamentary motion in support of the move, following in the footsteps of Labour colleagues Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West) and Colleen Fletcher (Coventry North East). The motion follows a campaign by animal rights group Animal Aid which began in 2009 when the outfit placed hidden cameras inside UK slaughterhouses.
Over the past six years, the cameras have revealed that nine of the ten randomly chosen slaughterhouses were breaking animal welfare laws. They recorded animals being kicked, slapped, and stamped on.
Kate Fowler, Animal Aid's slaughter consultant, said: "There is no excuse for the savagery we filmed inside slaughterhouses."