• Short Summary

    Footage regarding inhumane treatment of animals at cattle markets with commentary.

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    Cattle Markets, England.

    Title 'English Cattle Markets'. Message appears on the screen - This film, taken in a number of our cattle markets, shows some of the unnecessary suffering to which many thousands of animals are daily subjected from rough handling and lack of suitable accommodation. The commentary is by General Sir George Barrow GCB, Chairman, Council of Justice to Animals and Humane Slaughter Association.

    Shots of men standing around a cow that walks past. Cattle tied by rope to gate and beaten. Men standing around, hardly see the animal. Men beating cattle. Sheep falls and is picked up and man handled. Loading sheep appropriately. Poultry held upside down and loaded into crates for long journeys. Pigs picked up by ears and tails because no walk through pens. Dairy cows and calves. Cows with ropes around head fall from vehicles and are dragged away.

    'Few people visit cattle markets. Therefore we made this film to show you how animals are treated. They provide everyone of us with so much that we cannot escape responsibility for their treatment. All can help to end this suffering by joining the Council of Justice to Animals & Humane Slaughter association, who specialise in this work. Write for full particulars to : The Secretary, 42, Old Bond St. W.1.'.

    Comb Print

    Note: distressing footage regarding inhumane treatment of animals at cattle markets.
    Note on PET states documentation entitled 'Justice to Animals' relates to this documentary, however I was unable to locate any documentation (S Agnew 15/07/02).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:06:00 / 02:00:36:00

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