A SYDNEY abattoir has been shut down after disturbing video footage emerged of gross animal mistreatment.
The NSW Food Authority today forced the abattoir to cease all animal slaughter while a full investigation is undertaken.
Video footage showed the slaughter of sheep, cattle, goats and pigs that allegedly breached the Food Regulation 2010 act, and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979.
Australian standards require that “animals are slaughtered in a way that prevents unnecessary injury, pain and suffering to them and causes them the least disturbance”.
A full investigation, involving the RSPCA is now under way.