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URGENT: Unite to outlaw full inversion slaughter boxes

June 26, 2013


OC Comment:  ALL slaughter is inhumane and should be ceased, but this welfare issue is a matter of a particularly cruel form of slaughter.  As an abolitionist, I understand this may seem contrary to the philosophy, but I’ve been asked to protest and agree with this monstrosity. Please protest.


Live export and farming lobby groups have been quick to tell the public they support animal welfare and would like us to work with them. Here’s their chance.

The Australian steer pictured above was brutally killed inside a ‘full inversion slaughter box’ in Israel. This box would be illegal in Australia, the USA and the UK due to the extreme suffering it causes. But it is still deemed an ‘acceptable’ way for animals to die in the live export trade.

Once inside the box, cattle are tipped off their feet and turned upside-down. Terrified and completely immobilised, their necks are outstretched and exposed for a fully conscious throat cut. Forcing cattle into this unnatural position causes severe distress. The agony and terror of this ordeal is undeniable.

What many Australians will find alarming is that this device has been assessed and approved for use under Australia’s live export regulations. Animals Australia has alerted the Australian Government to the terrible cruelty caused by this box, but so far our calls to have it banned have fallen on deaf ears.

We’re reaching out to farming groups because despite our differences, if ever there was one issue we should agree on, it’s that no animal deserves to endure this pain and suffering. And while live export continues for now, this needs to stop, IMMEDIATELY.

What are we asking of them? It’s simple. We want them to recognise the suffering caused by full inversion slaughter boxes and to choose to no longer allow exported animals to be killed in them.

They can make this decision today.


The full inversion slaughter box should be banned.  This doesn’t reflect your idea of ‘animal welfare’.  Please unite on behalf of animals to get ‘full inversion slaughter boxes’ banned once and for all.  Please watch the following footage to witness the barbarity involved:


If you are on Facebook or Twitter, we need your help to publicly call on these groups (please note that on Facebook, you will need to “like” the group and then either post individually, or post under another comment):

While our campaign continues, with your help we can save animals from the worst abuses of live export.

On behalf of animals, thank you!

humane slaughter is an oxymoron.

treat all others as you wish to be treated.
or you are no more than an expletive,

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

15 Comments leave one →
  1. motheroftheimpaler permalink
    June 26, 2013 6:32 pm

    Absolutely horrific, but so is Halal and Kosher slaughter. Bleeding to death is neither quick or painless.


    • June 26, 2013 6:52 pm

      I agree, but also insist that no slaughter is humane, the animals should never be killed, no matter the method. Thank you so much for your comment.


  2. narhvalur permalink
    June 26, 2013 11:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.


  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 27, 2013 3:36 am

    humane slaughter is an oxymoron.

    treat all others as you wish to be treated.
    or you are no more than an expletive,


  4. freedomveg permalink
    June 27, 2013 6:40 am

    Reblogged this on freedomveg.


  5. June 27, 2013 11:10 am

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Please help stop this inhumane and brutal treatment of animals. Animals are living beings too, like us.


  6. June 27, 2013 2:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.


  7. June 27, 2013 3:43 pm

    I posted on every single one of the places listed but the Northern Territory Cattlemans association has blocked anyone from posting on their fb page but I posted on their twitter page! Thanks Stacey shared in several pl;aces


    • June 27, 2013 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! I posted yesterday so made it through, but I suspect they deleted me!


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