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Sorry, Europeans, but Your Slaughterhouses Are Just as Horrific. Here’s Proof.

Swiss animal rights group Pour l’Egalité Animale just released a disturbing undercover investigation of a slaughterhouse in Avenches, Switzerland.

Heartbreaking footage shows workers fighting with animals who are desperately trying to save themselves. At one point, two workers struggle to hold down a goat who is battling for his life.

See for yourself.


While many European countries have some of the world’s strictest animal welfare laws, this video proves that there is truly no humane way to kill an animal who wants to live.

Mercy For Animals has conducted over 60 undercover investigations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, and each time we’ve revealed horrific abuses similar to those shown in the video.

If we wouldn’t treat dogs or cats in such appalling ways, how can we pay the meat industry to do it to farmed animals? In all the ways that matter, farmed animals are just like the companion animals we adore at home. Yet we relegate farmed animals to intense and nightmarish cruelties: cage confinement; agonizing mutilations; and gruesome, terrifying deaths.

No one needs to eat animal products to survive. In fact, ditching animal products greatly benefits human health and the planet. Right now millions of people are thriving on a delicious and humane plant-based diet.

It’s time animal lovers everywhere denounced unnecessary killing of animals and switched to a compassionate vegan diet. We can live our values of kindness and compassion by leaving animals off our plates.

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