UK death toll, November 2020


97 million, 850 thousand+ animals slaughtered.


251 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 370 thousand+ sheep

929 thousand+ pigs

95 million, 300 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





UK death toll, October 2020


111 million, 808 thousand+ animals slaughtered.


248 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 356 thousand+ sheep

1 million, 4 thousand+ pigs

109 million, 200 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




UK death toll. March 2018.

UK death toll

March 2018

89 million, 53 thousand animals+ slaughtered

232 thousand cattle+

1 million, 149 thousand sheep+

872 thousand pigs+

86 million, 800 thousand poultry+

SNP membership back live exports ban

Scotland for Animals would like to commend SNP members for passing a motion supporting a ban on live exports at it’s National Council.

We also applaud SNP MP Tommy Sheppard for giving the motion his backing.

The SNP Scottish Government and it’s Westminster group is still supporting this loathsome trade. If you’re a constituent of Mr Sheppard please contact and thank him for standing up for animals.

Supporters have been contacting us with responses from their MPs and MSPs regarding the issue.

Some of the replies not only insult their constituents’ intelligence but lay bare these politicians’ basic lack of moral integrity.

Remember each and every name when they ask for your vote.

International Womens Day

On International Womens Day, remember our non-human sisters enslaved, sexually abused, murdered and torn from their mammies and their weans.

Your time will come.

CCTV campaign: Get ready

After intense campaigning by Scotland for Animals, the Scottish Government is finally to consult the public on legislative proposals covering abattoir CCTV.

We expect the consultation to be live very soon.

This has taken years of hard work which would not have been possible without you.

At the start of our campaign government claimed that the introduction of mandatory CCTV was not legally possible. Together, we have pushed forward to a position where we may now see it implemented.

Scotland for Animals has met with huge resistance from both politicians and industry regarding the issue. We expect this to continue, but with you by our side we will fight to ensure that the voices of animals are heard over those of self-interest.

We will soon be providing more information on how you can exercise your right to take part in this important event.

It’s vital that you take action with us when the time comes. Below is an example, sourced via Freedom Of Information requests by Scotland for Animals, of just one of many ‘incidents’ which occurred in Scottish abattoirs last year.

“[ID Number] on 17/10/17 at approximately 07:05 AM when I was checking the stunning of bovine animals. The kill number [ID Number] was placed in the stunning box by [Name] who holds a full certificate of competence and is the animal welfare officer.

Once the animal was in the stunning box and while [Name] was closing the gate, [Name] (General Manager), who is suspended from his Coc, operated the head restraint. At that moment the slaughterman was not ready to stun the animal due to he was closing the gate.

After the first shot, the animal showed clear signs of consciousness (rhythmical breading, corneal reflects, eye movements and muscle tone) so [Name] tried to apply a second shot but the animal was lying down in the stunning box and he could not reach it so he proceeded to open the stunning box to access the animal through the dry landing area and apply the second shot.

After this, the animal did not show any signs of recovery so he proceeded to hoist it. Once it was at the bleeding point, the animal started to show muscle tone so [Name] called [Name] who applied the third shot”

This is reality for animals.

For every one of them suffering in every slaughterhouse in Scotland, let’s ensure that their time has come.

UK death toll, January 2018

UK death toll

January 2018

109 million, 310 thousand+ animals

Cattle: 241 thousand+

Sheep: 1 million, 221 thousand+

Pigs: 948 thousand+

Poultry: 106 million, 900 thousand+

Media covers meat from unstunned animals in food chain

Media running articles today about meat from unstunned slaughter entering the food chain.

Scotland for Animals exposed this issue in 2013.

Please make no mistake, the steady worsening of this situation isn’t just down to self-serving politicians. Blame also lies with animal welfare groups.

Some have not just turned a blind eye but, to their shame, enabled the non-stun industry by trying to silence critics of this method of slaughter implying that they’re motivated by racism.

See one of today’s articles here.

Visit the SfA campaign page.