ANIMAL FEEDING – The director of the Alès (Gard) slaughterhouse appears on Monday 11 February for the police for "non-compliant installations and equipment", after the broadcast in October 2015 of a video of the association L214 denounced crimes and animal cruelty .

The parquet of Alès had opened a preliminary investigation into "acts of cruelty and abuse of animals" after the broadcast of images of cattle and sheep that had been given blood when they regained consciousness, pigs piled up in a cage before being suffocated with CO2, hit a scared horse with an electric jab or a calf from a barrel with disputes.

According to the associations that filed civil claims, 175 criminal offenses were identified during the investigation.

"Only three criminal offenses are prosecuted by the public prosecutor and will be tried before the Ales court of law," indignant L214, before the trial. "The director of the abattoir, the only suspect in this case, only runs the risk of three fines of up to 750 euros," said AFP this association for the defense of the animal cause.

On 11 February, however, only 3 violations are prosecuted by the public prosecutor before the Ales court. #Quotidien

– L214 ethics & animals (@ L214) February 6, 2019

She also criticizes a "late transfer" of the criminal case that has prevented her lawyers from prosecuting through direct acknowledgment of the source and makes a complaint against the state for "dysfunctional justice". "This case is a scandal," says Brigitte Gothière, spokesman for the association. "The contrast between the violence of the images and the way in which this test will be sent is striking."

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"The government must introduce mandatory video control, instead of using voluntary services, if only to protect operators from possible derailments," said Claire Starozinski, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Alliance, also a civil party.

The OABA will not stand on the bench of the bourgeois parties to denounce a "parody of justice".

It was with clandestine images in the municipal slaughterhouse of Alès that the conviction of a series of scandals about the slaughtering practices in France began. The mayor of Alès Max Roustan (LR) immediately announced the provisional closure of the site. The reopening was progressive two months later.

The financial situation of the municipal slaughterhouse is "catastrophic", stressed Max Roustan a few days ago, in a city council where it was specified that in 2018 the production amounted to 2600 tons, that's half of the production in 2015. And what while the city 2.7 million euros in work.

The Cévennes breeders and the meat industry as a whole regard this municipal structure as essential for their financial survival.

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