Sheep slaughtered at a halal slaughter house in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy of WSPA

Millions of live sheep are subjected to a gruelling months-long road and sea journey from Australia to the Middle East every year. They travel in hot, poorly-lit dens with three sheep crushed into each square metre. Tens of thousands die each year from hunger, unable to recognise the concentrated pellets on the ships as food. Still more are killed or injured if they slip or fall, smothered by the other animals. Those that survive are roughly unloaded and taken to ‘fattening plants’ before being slaughtered in deplorable conditions. Pictured: Sheep slaughtered in front of each other in a Halal slaughter house.

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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