Since Coronavirus outbreak was deemed a national emergency, those involved in the slaughter and butchering of animals have been officially designated “Critical Workers”.
“Essential” to the functioning of society.
In the same category as nurses, midwives, paramedics, doctors.
We can’t go on like this.
UK death toll – April 2020
113 million, 25 thousand+ animals slaughtered.
209 thousand+ cattle
984 thousand+ sheep
932 thousand+ pigs
110 million, 900 thousand+ “poultry” birds
Does not include other species such as deer, goats, horses, “game birds”, aquatic animals or animals exported for killing.
*Source; UK Government