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Email received from Wiltshire farmer, John Tuck, on the subject of abuse in UK abattoirs.
Hello Mary,

This statement from the Meat Trade Daily News points the way to what I believe is the only way our regulations can be met.

Chasing frightened animals round a pen makes the slaughtermans job nigh on impossible, and obviously contravenes the regulation that says the animals should be presented for stunning in a way that makes the stunning certain. I don't like what I see, but can any of us say that in those circumstances we could do a better job. If the Australians have methods that make the job easier and more certain, those methods should be made mandatory forthwith.

Kind regards


John Tuck
Highgate Farm