An Abbatoir has today been closed at 12pm amid concerns over its ability to safely produce meat.
The Abbatoir have been in the media for the last few months after a cruelty investigation by the Hillside animal sanctuary.
Undercover Cameras were secretly used to film the staff beating horses with sticks, they also used a rope and iron rods to move them into the already crowded metal pens.
Two slaughtermen have had their licences withdrawn by the FSA while the investigation continues.
A spokesman from the Food Standards Agency said an ongoing investigation into the allegations of cruelty, which attracted protests outside the abattoir, is continuing.
Story ©Rach Griffiths 2013