In Australia the international trade in live cattle is huge business. But behind the dollars is a gruesome truth. This explosive expose reveals the horrifying cruelty of the slaughterhouses of Indonesia.
On a bloodstained floor a thrashing cow is tied to several posts; an Indonesian man repeatedly whips her over the head until she lies unmoving."Australian cattle in Indonesia were typically comfortable and generally found to be coping well with the conditions", reads a recent report from the cattle industry of Australia. Yet hours of footage reveal that training of the slaughter men in Indonesia has been grossly inadequate. Many Australian farmers have admitted that revolting abuses do go on but insist that the partnership with Indonesia is essential. "As we move forward things will improve", says Greg Pankhurst, who runs a large Indonesian feedlot. How much suffering must these animals endure before humanity overrides profit?
A Film By ABC Australia Distributed By Journeyman Pictures June 2011