I just wanted to let you know about a very important development. There’s only a limited amount I can tell you at this stage, since we don’t want to harm the chances of a successful prosecution, but I wanted to let you know as much as I could.
In April and May, we placed hidden cameras inside Forge Farm Meats – a slaughterhouse in Kent. We were deeply disturbed by what we had filmed. This included serious problems with the way in which the animals were handled and stunned. We are very concerned that some animals are likely to have gone to the knife without being properly stunned.
As soon as our investigation was finished, we promptly handed our footage to the Food Standards Agency (FSA). This is the authority charged with regulating slaughterhouses. The FSA has begun investigating the slaughterhouse. Next, the case will be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, who will decide whether to bring criminal charges.
At this stage, we can’t say a great deal more, because this could harm the case against Forge Farm. We feel it is vital that the slaughterhouse should be brought to justice, so we do not want to jeopardise the chances of a successful prosecution. But we wanted to tell you, and all our compassionate supporters, as much about the news as we possibly could.
With very best wishes,
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