The meat industry is notorious for its appalling treatment of animals and the impact that that has had on animals.
There are many reasons why some of the worst offenders are found to be in the meat industry.
Some of these include:1.
A culture of cruelty and cruelty-to-human-kind practices2.
An understaffing of animal welfare officers3.
The widespread practice of keeping animals in cramped, overcrowded facilities that do not provide the necessary space to perform physical or mental stress tests4.
An animal welfare industry that has made the meat supply industry the leading cause of death of birds worldwide.
In Australia, the worst offender of the meat and poultry industries is meat processing plant Beef Processing Plant (BPR).
It has been found to kill more than 5,000 birds a year in NSW alone.
But there is more.BPR is a giant meat processing company that is located in Queensland.
It is owned by Australian company, Australian Meat Processing Company (AMPC), which is based in Australia.
AMPC has over 20,000 workers in Australia and a global reach.
It has over 8,000 locations in more than 50 countries.
AMPcs meat processing facility, which is located at the Queensland Meat Processing Plant, has a total of 715 employees.
The vast majority of these workers are located in the plant’s meat processing and packing areas.
According to the company’s annual report, AMPccs management company, AMPC, “has a number of policies in place to ensure that employees are provided with adequate training to ensure the health and welfare of our animals.”
These include:All workers are required to have an annual fitness test and to be tested annually to ensure their health and safety.
Employees must undergo daily physical and mental stress testing to ensure they are fit and healthy.
Employees are also required to be vaccinated against the chickenpox virus and must complete a weekly physical fitness test.
In the company documents, there is also a list of the most serious actions the company takes against employees for causing any type of cruelty to animals:1) Not allowing employees to access their personal belongings for personal use, which can include personal items such as wallets, laptops, and pens2) Not providing enough space to allow employees to exercise and to have physical contact3) Not ensuring employees are able to participate in exercise or social events, including yoga, running, swimming, and other sports4) Not paying them enough to be able to work as required5) Not compensating them for the work they do6) Not training them enough in animal welfare procedures7) Not maintaining proper hygiene standards, including cleaning up after employees and ensuring that employees do not expose themselves to pathogens8) Not taking care of their animals when they are not required to take care of them9) Not having proper veterinary staff available at the plant10) Not being able to take their animals to veterinary clinics11) Not making them available to their veterinarians at the time they are required12) Not supervising them properly13) Not using proper medical equipment14) Not performing routine veterinary tests, including blood tests, and/or diagnostics of infections15) Not not monitoring their animals at the right times of day16) Not keeping animals as clean as possible17) Not reporting any of the above violations to the proper authorities18) Not conducting proper health and health safety checks on their employees19) Not enforcing animal welfare regulations20) Not monitoring their own employees for signs of health and/aematic conditions21) Not working on time22) Not complying with animal welfare rules that are not in accordance with their management company21.
Beware of any of these!BPR also operates in the states of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
These states have all banned the company from entering their states and have imposed strict restrictions on how it can operate.
These include, but are not limited to:1.)
The use of animals that have been in quarantine since the day they were brought to the plant.2.)
The destruction of animal carcasses and carcasses of deceased animals3.)
The killing of birds by means of hot dogs, dogs with sharp claws and other cutting instruments4.)
The treatment of live animals that were in a vegetative state when they were killed5.)
The shooting and handling of live birds in a manner that was not humanely conducted6.)
The transportation of live wildlife to slaughter facilities7.)
The euthanasia of animals in the slaughterhouse8.)
The sale of live animal products9.)
The handling of animals for food and drinks and other products10.)
The disposal of animals’ body parts, body parts being sold for human consumption and inhumane practices11.)
The keeping of animals chained in cages, cages being used as breeding facilities, and animal enclosures12.)
The selling of live or dead animals as food, or the killing of live, wild animals, animals in distress and/ or in distress-like conditions13.)
The slaughter of wild animals14.)