Echuca abattoir under investigation after cruelty complaints

VICTORIAN meat regulator PrimeSafe has sanctioned Echuca abattoir operator Riverside Meats over worker treatment of sheep, calves and pigs after the release of video evidence by Animals Australia. PrimeSafe initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint on October 25 this year that included images and observations alleging poor animal welfare at the Echuca abattoir. Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Charles Milne was asked by PrimeSafe to investigate the complaint and Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said he will lead an additional investigation by Agriculture Victoria to identify whether any breaches of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 have occurred and…

Source: Beef Central
Echuca abattoir under investigation after cruelty complaints