Friday, 17 February 2012

CCTV in Slaughterhouses

http://qcl.farmonline.com.au/news/state/agribusiness-and-general/political/cameras-unwelcome-in-abattoirs-nolan/2458169.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

I was not surprised to read that Mr Nolan of Nolan Meats in Gympie would prefer self-regulation in the meat industry "I would be more in favour of industry self-regulation. I think it's far more effective to reward compliance rather than punishing non-compliance. I can tell you that the majority of processors are doing the right thing and have animal welfare as their highest priority."

Yet we are seeing countless cases of animal activists identifying animal suffering that would not be uncovered were it not for their willingness to use hidden cameras.

Self-regulation does not appear to be yielding positive results in this sector.

The concept of 'reward(ing) compliance' is also difficult to understand. I wonder what Mr Nolan has in mind. Isn't compliance a basic expectation?

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