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Slaughter

Charlotte Smith visits an abattoir to follow the process of livestock slaughter and explore issues around animal welfare, Halal slaughtering and the introduction of CCTV.

Charlotte Smith visits an abattoir in Oxfordshire to follow the process of livestock slaughter and explore issues around animal welfare, Halal slaughtering and the what might the implications be of a Government decision to make CCTV mandatory in all abattoirs.

Abattoir owner Iain Mutch walks Charlotte through the process - arrival, stun, slaughter, and finally to butchery - and asks whether people should know more about how their meat is produced. Technical Manager Gary Fowkes explains the intricacies of the process and the importance of keeping the livestock calm at the point when they're killed.

Producer: Toby Field.

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