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Mandatory CCTV cameras

in all Slaughterhouses

Improving control along the food chain

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Thanks to Equalia, the Royal Decree of Video Surveillance Cameras in Slaughterhouses is now a reality.

In Equalia we did the background work, but the voice was yours


In 2018 we denounced a slaughterhouse in Toledo for facilities with insufficient hygiene practices along with serious irregularities in their animal welfare and food safety measures.

Trabajador golpeando a corderos con una vara

In the video we posted, lambs could be seen being beaten with rods, thrown around and kicked. Numerous objects were thrown at them to force them to move and some, although they were sick, were forced to walk towards the slaughter line.

It also showed how a group of more than fifty unidentified lambs was introduced, running the risk of losing traceability and making it nearly impossible to guarantee the origin of the animal.

In addition, an operator repeatedly urinated in the area of ​​the pens where the animals were housed.

New law passed: Video Surveillance Cameras in Slaughterhouses

After two years of campaigning we have  achieved victory and on April 12, 2022, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs approved the Royal Decree for the control of animal welfare in slaughterhouses through the installation of video surveillance systems.

Trabajador orinando en los corrales de los animales
Trabajador arrojando arena sobre corderos

This initiative has been possible in part by grants from the Animal Charity Evaluators, Open Philanthropy Project Fund and Pollination Project.

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Previous releases

Riaza's slaughterhouse


El Barraco' 



Villarejo de Salvanés' 

slaughterhouse (Madrid)

Caudete' slaughterhouse (Albacete)


Collado Villalba' slaughterhouse (Madrid)

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