Live animal markets in San Francisco accused of mistreatment
Undercover video suggests 11 shops that slaughtered and sold animals may have violated the law.
At a San Francisco seafood shop, a worker in a pink hair cap and yellow gloves appears to cut into a turtle while it’s still alive and moving. Later, a dismembered fish continues to flop on a bed of ice, still alive but apparently unnoticed by nearby staff. A worker throws three live frogs onto a table before they’re carried off for slaughter.
These are some of the alleged animal welfare violations captured on video during a recent undercover investigation at 11 live animal markets throughout the city of San Francisco. At these establishments, live animals are selected, killed, and sold for food consumption. The scenes, recorded by the Washington, D.C.-based animal advocacy group Animal Outlook in February and March, were