An Australian steer is shot in the head with a stun gun in an Indonesian slaughterhouse, but he’s not unconscious. His throat is cut, he’s chained and ‘hacked’ at with a knife while struggling, kicking and ‘thrashing’ for up to fourteen minutes. The pain and terror he endures isn’t a one-off incident. This suffering is all too familiar in Australia’s live export industry, and it needs to end.
What’s been revealed in undercover footage by PETA Asia is disturbing. Not only because this sensitive and vulnerable animal endures unimaginable suffering while slowly dying – but because the Australian Government claims its regulations prevent this very treatment happening to Australian exported animals.