About 300 animal
rights activists gathered in Tel Aviv on Monday – International Cruelty
Against Animals Day – to protest abuse that has allegedly gone on in Tnuva's
Adom-Adom brand slaughterhouse in Beit She'an.
The protest follows a
criminal investigation launched this weekend against Tnuva by the Environmental
Protection Ministry and the Beit She'an police, after the television program
Kolbotek on Reshet aired an expose on the facility Thursday night.
workers prodding cattle with electric shockers, beating them and dragging them
by the legs with forklifts, the program said that the abuse was rampant at the
In response to the program and the resultant investigation, Adom-Adom CEO
Erez Wolf had stressed that the company "unequivocally condemns this behavior"
and detailed a number of steps that had been taken against employees who had
partaken in these actions.
"Abuse is not kosher," the protesters chanted,
according to the group Anonymous for Animal Rights. "The Tnuva CEO must resign."