An extensive undercover investigation by Animal Equality inside 21 slaughterhouses in seven different states in Mexico reveals extreme cruelty against animals.
In order to protect farmed animals from the abuse they are currently subjected to, we need legislation that protect them from suffering.
Our investigations team documented the horrible practices that are commonly used in slaughterhouses across Mexico, including in government-owned slaughterhouses in the states of Jalisco, Nuevo León, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Colima, Zacatecas, and Nayarit.
The images they captured show how these facilities constantly violate the Federal Animal Health Law without any legal repercussions.
Our investigators documented:
This is what animals raised for human consumption face in Mexico every day.
The animal welfare laws that protect dogs and cats don’t include animals in farms and slaughterhouses. If someone did to a dog or a cat what factory farms do to pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, hens or goats, they would be imprisoned.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any laws that protect farmed animals from abuse. Although there are some regulations in Mexico, the law is not enforced and workers don’t face any legal consequences for torturing animals.
Currently, the Mexican Federal Criminal Code doesn’t include penalties for those who abuse or are cruel to animals, and the Federal Animal Health Law only applies for violations, comparable to a parking ticket, for slaughterhouses that don’t comply with the regulations. However, these laws don’t punish the person who commits acts of cruelty.
Please consider helping farmed animals by leaving them off your plate, and by signing our petition demanding to punish those who abuse them.