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June 23, 2020 - NL Times

Animals boiled alive in Dutch slaughterhouses

Animals boiled alive in Dutch slaughterhouses
Dead animal carcasses hanging File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Dutch slaughterhouses do not always care about animal welfare. Pigs drowning in piping hot water and calves being skinned alive are among the cruelties inspectors found, RTL Nieuws reports based on documents requested from the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA.

The broadcaster requested these documents following shocking undercover videos that came out of a Belgian slaughterhouse in Tielt last year. After these videos came out, former State Secretary Martijn van Dam said that there are shortcomings, "but we have no indications that something like what happened in Belgium would also happen in the Netherlands." The NVWA documents show that this is not the case.

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