Monthly Archives: October 2016

13 Oct 2016

ALAW and Wildlife & Countryside Link to hose ‘Animal Welfare and Brexit’ workshop this November

The Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare will be hosting an ‘Animal welfare and Brexit’ workshop with the Wildlife and Countryside Link this November. The workshop will ask: what are the biggest threats to animal welfare from Brexit? How can we use Brexit as an opportunity to increase protection for animals in the UK, and overseas? How can the animal protection community speak with one voice towards clear goals for animals during the Brexit negotiations? Speakers will include lawyers and welfare […]

05 Oct 2016

Slaughterhouse workers jailed after ALAW intervention

ALAW welcomes the prison sentences handed down today to two slaughterhouse workers who were filmed gratuitously assaulting fully conscious pigs. The footage was filmed at Cheale Meats in Essex using a covert CCTV device installed by an investigator working with the campaign group Animal Aid.  When the footage was recovered, it showed one worker stubbing out cigarettes on pigs’ snouts.  Another worker was filmed beating pigs, with one pig being beaten 30 times in a minute, forcing the animal to sit […]