Featured is an exclusive look at inner-Melbourne abattoir, Cedar Meats. Cedar Meats is an award-winning, globally recognised and trusted company which produces “one of the most demanded product brands in the small stock industry.” In regards to animal welfare, Cedar Meats claims “Our employees involved in livestock handling are fully trained in all aspects of animal welfare. Cedar Meats as a company is regarded as the standard to which others should strive for in animal welfare principles.”
It is evident in this footage that Cedar Meats is conducting illegal stunning practices on these calves. The AMIC (Australian Meat Industry Council) regulations state that while using electrical prongs for stunning, all calves must be stunned for at least 3 seconds at 1 amp and around the head only to ensure unconsciousness. The prongs should also never penetrate the skin. This footage from Cedar Meats shows calves being stunned for less than a second in many instances, the prongs jabbed in the face, on the neck upside-down and with the prongs penetrating the body.