Investigation on Tnuva's slaughterhouse- pictures
Calves hauled to the slaughterhouse from the factory farms in big, crowded trucks.
Calves awaiting slaughter for hours, and sometimes days, in terrible conditions of crowdedness, wallowing in their feces and without food and water (those are provided only if they wait for over three days).
Lambs awaiting slaughter in extreme crowdedness for hours and even days, thirsty, starved and frightened.
Calves whose legs broke during or prior to transportation and cannot walk to the kill room are being electrified and beaten all over their body. Only after a prolonged and pointless abuse they are tied to a forklift and hauled on the ground, while still alive, injured and screaming in terror and pain.
Lambs are dragged to slaughter by force, sometimes in a violent struggle, often dragged on the ground using one of the legs. Typical outcomes of the lambs being dragged are sprains and fractures.
Calves that cannot stand are being electrified all over their bodies, including their heads and testicles.
Four workers watching a calf with broken legs being hauled by a forklift mooing in pain.
A worker watching a "downed" calf being hauled on the ground.
A worker kicking a "downed" calf in the head.
Calves trapped in a labyrinth of fences leading to the kill room are being electrified and beaten in order to get them to move forward despite the horror from their formers' screams and scent of blood.
A worker dragging a sheep by its rear foot.
Lambs dragged by their legs to the kill room, sometimes one
over the other.
A worker lifting a lamb by his legs in order to cast him aside.
Crowded sheep in the entrance to the kill room.
A lamb enjoying a patting by the secret investigator, moments before his slaughter. Lambs are gentle social creatures, who, even in the moments of horror show thirst for warmth and compassion.
A worker affixes a sheep on his back using an aggressive grip of his mouth.
An Australian calf, moments before his slaughter, after going through the exhausting journey from Australia inside a crowded ship, locked in a factory farm for many months, and denied of water during the last 24 hours of his life, awaiting slaughter.
Immediately after slaughter, and prior to losing consciousness, the calves are hung by their leg on a disassembly line in preparation for their skinning. Some of them exhibit clear signs of consciousness including eye movement, attempts to elevate their heads and to moo, even over 20 seconds after they were hung. Their enormous weight held by just one leg usually causes its joins to dislocate.