Games over Indonesian animal cruelty videos cost animals' lives
ANIMAL rights groups withheld film evidence of shocking animal cruelty in Indonesian slaughterhouses from the government for three months - before launching a major publicity campaign.
The RSPCA said it had considered the "ethical" dilemma of refusing the government access to the footage until the ABC's Four Corners highlighted the abuse two weeks ago, and admitted its actions meant thousands of animals would continue to be slaughtered between the time it discovered the brutal killings and when the footage was finally made public.
But the RSPCA said it feared the government would have done nothing had it been shown the footage earlier. Read More
As has been the case with so many undercover videos filmed by animal rights activists, their political motivations were more important than actually stopping the abuse. For months they were aware of this cruelty yet refused to inform authorities about it. And now their solution is to end live exports, not how to improve facilities that handle the cattle or better training for those that work in them. This is like ending the production of cars to prevent traffic accidents. Their true motivation is to eliminate animal agriculture which explains their actions. -TH