Cameras to Be Installed in Israel's Slaughterhouses

Undercover investigation spurs Ministry of Agriculture to order the installation of cameras in the country's slaughterhouses.

In response to undercover video footage exposing animal abuse at several of the country’s slaughterhouses, Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture announced plans to install smart cameras to monitor activity inside slaughterhouses. The group—in conjunction with Let Animals Live—said that “these are factories who by nature are involved in abuse and killing, and the investigations that we have performed have proven that even the minimum requirements of the law are not being applied.” According to The Jerusalem Post, approximately 400 cameras and 50 digital recording systems will be installed in 50 slaughterhouses this year to stream live footage 24/7 to a central ministry control room. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said, “We were witnesses to various severe cases at slaughterhouses around Israel. On the one hand, we cannot generalize, but on the other hand we must increase monitoring and enforcement or else these cases will not change.” While there is no such thing as taking an animal’s life humanely, the presence of cameras inside slaughterhouses will promote transparency and accountability on the kill floor.

More News

Kraft Heinz Looks to Invest in Plant-Based Startups

The food corporation launches incubator Springboard Brands to support new companies creating foods of the future.
Read More »

Toronto's Vegan Bake-Off Crowns Best Plant-Based Bakers

Dessert lovers devoured cakes, brownies, and macarons in an effort to crown the city's best vegan bakers.
Read More »

MLB Ballparks Nationwide Debut New Vegan Options

This season, baseball fans can snack on vegan nachos, Impossible Burgers, cauliflower cheesesteaks, and more at stadiums across the country.
Read More »

Daiya Debuts Line of Vegan Ice Cream Bars

The vegan brand expands its product line to include ice cream, burritos, new yogurt options, and cheese sticks.
Read More »

Cory Booker Dishes on Whole Food Plant-Based Journey

The outspoken vegan New Jersey Senator takes to social media to encourage his fans to be kind to themselves and others.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »