This has to stop–everywhere. There is no humane way to slaughter a horse. Period.
By Jason Farrell, Sky Correspondent
Sky News has uncovered shocking animal welfare conditions at a UK horse abbatoir.
They include animals being beaten, neglected and illegal procedures in the process of slaughtering British horses for European food markets.
It comes amid public anger that some of our biggest supermarkets have been selling beef burgers and other products that contain horse meat.
Sky News visited the Red Lion Abbatoir near Nantwich in Cheshire after concerns were raised by Animal Welfare Group Hillside Animal Sanctuary.
Investigators at Hillside fitted secret cameras which filmed horses being beaten with an iron road to encourage them into the pens.
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