VIDEO: COWS BLUDGEONED WITH SLEDGEHAMMERS, SOLD FOR MEAT, LEATHER

PETA Reveals That Workers Stabbed Living, Moving Animals in the Throat

For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2019

Chiang Mai — PETA has obtained disturbing eyewitness video footage shot inside a government-owned slaughterhouse in Chiang Mai showing workers bashing cows in the head with axes and sledgehammers and then cutting their throats while they were still conscious and moving. Their flesh is sold as meat, and their skin is cut off and turned into leather. In response, PETA is drafting a complaint to authorities about the facility and the workers responsible for causing the animals to suffer.

“This horrifying video footage offers a glimpse of the terror and pain inflicted on every cow who ends up on someone’s plate,” says PETA Vice President Jason Baker. “PETA asks kind people everywhere to prevent these animals from suffering as their throats slit while they’re still alive simply by not eating or wearing them.”

In Thailand, about 170,000 tonnes of beef is consumed each year. Most beef produced here is for the domestic market, so if you buy beef here, it probably came from a slaughterhouse like the one in Chiang Mai.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—urges consumers to help prevent animal suffering in slaughterhouses by going vegan.

Photographs and broadcast-quality video footage are available upon request. For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.

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