A woman living behind the abattoir reportedly complained about trucks full of distressed horses arriving in the middle of the night.
"No, they die and it’s just black. I don’t believe they have a consciousness, a soul, or any experience of an afterlife."
The resulting “dirty” meat could expose consumers to salmonella, campylobacter, and E Coli.
A new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found that animal mistreatment is taking place an average of 13 times a day in British abattoirs.
A simulated factory farm tour from animal welfare group Animal Equality is traveling the UK to test the meat-eating resolve of anyone willing to strap on the goggles.
The secretly shot footage, which was released Wednesday by an animal rights group, shows animals regaining consciousness while they are being slaughtered.
Police detained 12 people who are suspected of falsifying identification documents for horses deemed unfit for human consumption, including horses used in laboratory procedures and horses taken from equestrian clubs.
The footage includes a worker jumping on the neck of a conscious animal, and four men have been suspended from the Yorkshire slaughterhouse. But experts say this isn't just a halal problem.