Urgent! Tell MPs to end non-stun slaughter

On Monday, February 23 MPs will debate whether to end no-stun slaughter for animals. Please sign this petition before Monday to ask your MP to ban no-stun slaughter and stop this awful, widespread animal cruelty.

While we respect faith traditions with specific slaughter practices, scientific evidence shows that livestock feel fear and pain unless they are stunned first. Veterinarians say that cattle being slaughtered can take 2 minutes or more to lose consciousness, their bodies opened up and blood draining slowly from them.

It doesn't have to be this way. We have the technology to treat these animals humanely, and all slaughterhouses should be forced to do so.

Other European countries such as Denmark have banned slaughter without pre-stunning. Animal advocates in the UK are calling for an end to slaughter without pre-stunning, and on Monday February 23 MPs will finally hold a debate on whether to protect these animals.

Please sign this petition before the debate to let your MP know that you strongly urge them to protect animal welfare.

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