LAST UPDATED: 11 December 2019
Investigators witnessed cattle undergoing surgical procedures including dehorning and castration, without any pain relief; animals being punched and kicked; botched euthanasia attempts; and sick or injured animals left to die without veterinary intervention.
The only thing more shocking than the systemic abuse exposed through this investigation, is that some of it is entirely legal.
Ronan Barr spoke to i24 news about what he saw, and what needs to happen for this systemic cruelty to stop.
... this is what's happening widespread across the cattle industry. We should look directly at the ugly face of the meat industry and see the truth.. I think the important thing to learn from this outside of the inherent systematic cruelty within the meat industry is it's very simple - stop live export. That's itRonan Barr, Investigator from Sentient