Compassion in World Farming UK has launched a petition aimed directly at the Lebanese Agriculture Minister asking him to shut down the notorious Karantina Slaughterhouse. And who can blame them? Last year, my class and I visited the Karantina Slaughterhouse and what we found was disturbing to say the least: tortured animals being beaten to death or hanged and left to die in agony; men following the animals and screaming until the latter fall from sheer fear; feces, blood, urine, rotten flesh and cats eating the rotten flesh surrounding living animals. And for those of you who are Muslims, the resulting meat is far from being anything close to Halal.
CIWF released a video as well as a short eye-witness account. Needless to say, the video is not easy to watch. After seeing and reading everything for yourself, please visit the Petition page to help the campaign.
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