Investigators from animal-welfare organization Animals Australia have uncovered video revealing what the organization says amounts to 46 potential breaches of the country’s new government regulations on the treatment of exported cattle. The hour-long footage reveals workers at an Indonesian slaughterhouse engaging in cruel practices, allegedly cutting up Australian cattle before they are dead and restraining the animals in metal boxes. Australia’s Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig has pledged to work with Animals Australia to investigate the footage and take action accordingly. “If this industry does want a bright future it has to put animal welfare at the heart of the system. What we now have is a system that allows that to happen,” he says.
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