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Bloody Butchery

Business With Death

ZDFzoom, 2018, 30 minutes

Ca. 60 kilos of meat: That’s our annual per capita consumption in Germany. Most of us give little thought to what happens in slaughter houses. Though they are frequent scenes of brutality. 

For months, “ZDFzoom” investigated the industry, partially undercover. After encountering inadequate inspection, animal protection infringements, and lobbyism, our author asks: Why are animal rights callously ignored, and what are politicians doing about it?