Animal rights group sounds alarm over 40m livestock deaths on UK
Livestock suffer ‘traumatic’ deaths caused by fires, floods, road collisions, disease and neglect
Saturday 29 November 2014
More than 40 million farm animals are estimated to die each year in the
UK before they reach the slaughterhouse, according to a report to be
published this week which urges the government to introduce measures
that would compel farmers to disclose the numbers.
The report, The Uncounted Dead: Farming’s unofficial victims, by
Animal Aid, an organisation opposed to meat eating, is the first to put a
figure on the number of animals that die before slaughter.