UK: Halal slaughterhouse filmed ‘abusing sheep’ goes into administration

Bowood Farms, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, was exposed when animals rights group Animal Aid revealed hidden camera footage allegedly showing animals being abused.

The shocking footage appeared to show a worker hacking and sawing at animals’ throats, against Islamic practice, and sheep being kicked and punched, lifted by their ears and hurled into solid structures.

It also showed a worker standing on the neck of a conscious sheep and bouncing up and down and staff erupting into laughter as a sheep bled to death with spectacles drawn around its eyes in green paint.