End the slaughter

TAKE ACTION TO HALT PUBLIC FUNDING FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES!

Send our urgent letter to Steve Reed, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to cover two clear demands:

1) Call for an urgent and independent review of the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 (WATOK), following the failure and inaction of the legislation’s January 2021 industry-led review.

2) Halt public funding to slaughterhouses under the Agriculture Act, including small slaughterhouses that the government has deemed ‘critical’; and channel funding instead into plant-based agriculture for the sake of public health, the environment and the billions of animals killed within UK abattoirs each year.

Animal Justice Project’s investigation at G. & G. B. Hewitt slaughterhouse in Cheshire once again brings further evidence that legislation breaches and horrific animal suffering at their time of slaughter is the norm. We must call for an independent review of WATOK and cessation of funding for slaughterhouses.

The Rt Hon
Steve
Reed
UK Government