Meat Wagon message aims to shock
A Meat Wagon alleging animal cruelty in British farms and slaughterhouses visited Leicester this week.
The Animal Aid wagon – a converted ambulance with a TV screen on its side – gave people in the city centre the chance to watch secret footage shot over the past five years.
People who saw the film on Wednesday said they were shocked .
Maria Rose, 55, of Lutterworth, said: "It's heartbreaking.
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"The cruelty is horrendous. I would rather not have any meat products at all if it saved the animals."
Debbie Clark, 32, of Thurmaston, said: "I do like meat, but I do like animals.
"My thoughts on eating meat have possibly changed. But I was thinking about it before I watched the film anyway.
"I have health problems so I need to eat meat, but I wish I could be vegetarian."
The Meat Wagon has been travelling around the country over the summer.
Animal Aid spokesman Kate Fowler said: "Our film shines a spotlight on what animals endure so people can eat meat. I think those who watch it will be horrified.
"They must ask themselves – am I a meat eater or am I an animal lover?"