SNP adopts policy of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses
On Thursday 13th October the SNP party conference voted to support mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses as policy.
The motion, co-proposed by Scotland for Animals Patron the Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, indicates that the Scottish Government position of opposition to mandatory CCTV is becoming increasingly untenable.
Kay Hamilton, Dowager Duchess of Hamilton "We have had our resolution passed to make CCTV mandatory but we cannot stop there. We must have have it put into legislation"
John Patrick, SfA Co-Convenor "We congratulate all involved in the proposal of this motion and the members who supported it."
"Scotland for Animals has led the campaign for mandatory, independently monitored slaughterhouse CCTV in Scotland in the face of both industry and political resistance. A recent Freedom Of Information request by our charity showed an alarming level of breaches in abattoirs with what appears to be little or no sanction. This is unacceptable."
"The last consultation on slaughter legislation showed overwhelming support for mandatory CCTV from respondents. We call on the Scottish Government to listen to not only their party's membership but also to the people of Scotland and move to enact real protections for animals at the time of killing."