While slaughter could never be cruelty-free, it was believed the plans could make a huge difference in protecting animals from illegal violence which animal advocates investigations had revealed. It was also believed the presence of CCTV cameras could have a deterrent effect and the footage could be used as evidence in prosecutions.
OneKind campaigned for animals in slaughterhouses for many years. SSPV co-founder and second president (1918 to 1951), Nina Douglas-Hamilton, visited slaughterhouses to see the methods used. She protested at cattle markets and also held long talks and conference with those in the meat trade.”
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