The director of the Ales slaughterhouse (Gard) was sentenced on Monday to three fines of 400 euros by the Ales police after the broadcast of a video from the L214 association about animal suffering with a national impact in October 2015.
A series of scandals
It was with these clandestine images in the municipal slaughterhouse of Alès that began with the condemnation of a series of scandals about slaughter practices in France.
Police law also declared the constitutions of civil parties of various associations, including L214 and the Anticorrida Alliance, inadmissible.
"These are really ridiculous penalties for animal suffering" and "this is not at all dissuasive for other slaughterhouses," said L214 spokeswoman Brigitte Gothière.
"Justice today sent a message of impunity that normalizes abuses in slaughterhouses," responded Claire Starozinski, president of the Anticorrida Alliance, calling on the government to introduce mandatory video control instead of using volunteers from slaughterhouse managers if only to protect operators against possible derailments.
"" The mountain gave birth to a mouse ": it is possible, but it is the right," the public prosecutor of the Republic of Alès François Schneider, during the hearing on 11 February, once again became one of the harsh criticisms advocates of animal rights groups.