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THE BVA and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) have reiterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and for legislation to ensure that vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV.
The call comes following the release of undercover filming by an animal welfare organisation in a halal slaughterhouse, which showed serious abuse of animals at slaughter earlier this year.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's ‘You and Yours’ programme on May 12, Jason Feeney, chief operating officer at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), said that a thorough investigation of the slaughterhouse was underway. The slaughterhouse's permission to operate had been withdrawn, and the certificates of competence of the staff seen in the footage had been suspended. The investigation would also be …