Our mission is to end factory farming
The end of a farm animal’s life – hidden behind the walls of a slaughterhouse – is a time when they are at their most vulnerable. It’s a time when they most need protection from abuse, cruelty and negligence. But it’s also a time when Europe’s leaders turn their backs on the animals.
In the past year Compassion has raised five major slaughter concerns, affecting billions of animals, with the European Commission. Each time they have failed to show any compassion.
We’ve written to the European Commission about each of these issues, seeking responses that acknowledge our concerns and give us some hope that they will address these problems. But each time we have been shocked and appalled at the Commission’s complete indifference to animal suffering. This simply cannot be allowed to go on.
Please join the fight
Hold the European Commission to account for its complete failure to take seriously the suffering of animals at the time of slaughter.
Fill in your details below and click submit to email this message to Commissioner Andriukaitis.
Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis,
I will not tolerate inhumane slaughter, and the Commission shouldn’t either!
As a European Citizen I am appalled to learn of the indifference the European Commission has shown to the suffering of animals at slaughter. This is a point in animals’ lives when they are at their most vulnerable, and most need protection. I implore you to take seriously your obligations under Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to “pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals” and to ensure proper enforcement of the EU Slaughter Regulation.
It is totally unacceptable that a billion chickens a year face painful immobilisation instead of effective stunning. That pigs are gassed using high concentrations of CO2 causing a terrifying drowning sensation. That the great majority of farmed fish are slaughtered illegally, without pre-stunning, in ways that cause great suffering. That millions of EU animals are exported to cruel deaths outside the EU. And that many animals in the EU never even make it to an official slaughterhouse and instead face completely unregulated slaughter.
Yes; it’s a huge challenge to address these problems, but continuing to ignore them simply is not an option. It only serves to permit an incomprehensible amount of suffering.
Please, Mr Andriukaitis, don’t turn your back on animals at the end of their lives. They need you to stand up for them.