The shocking images of animals regaining conscience before slaughter and the gas-stunning of pigs, that were made in the departmental slaughterhouse of Alès by the association L214, has created large protest throughout the whole of France.
The abattoir was closed immediately after the video was published.
A petition was launched : https://www.change.org/p/pour-une-commission-d-enqu%C3%AAte-sur-les-m%C3%A9thodes-d-abattage-des-animaux-de-boucherie?recruiter=29050332&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
And a manifesto was signed by 90 celebrities and associations in which they ask for a parliamentary committee to investigate the different methods of slaughter in the french abattoirs.
The french minister of agriculture has recently created a working group and has sent a letter to the Préfectures in which he stresses for better inspections with regard to animal welfare in the abattoirs.