This film is clearly very upsetting and we are concerned about the footage, particularly given claims some of it was taken on an RSPCA Assured farm.
We take all animal welfare complaints extremely seriously but unfortunately the filmmakers have not contacted us with details of their concerns, so we haven’t yet been able to investigate.
We are urging them to send us the names and addresses of all these farms and abattoirs - whether they are members of RSPCA Assured or another farm assurance scheme - as soon as possible so we can look into their allegations.
It is however always difficult looking into historic complaints of poor welfare. It is likely that the animals involved will no longer be on the farm and conditions may have changed, as most of the footage is at least a year old.