Latest Animal slaughter Stories
Despite a secretly taped video showing workers at a southern California slaughterhouse abusing sick or crippled animals, nearly all cattle bound for U.S. dinner tables are treated humanely, a cattle industry spokesman said Monday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a recall yesterday of 143 million pounds of beef after the beef was determined to be unfit for human consumption.
By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. inspectors at one of the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouses accepted meat products as gifts and often were unaware that inhumane slaughter practices were used, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department investigation.
By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. company shipped veal to Japan that contained banned spinal column because the exporter and inspector were not sufficiently familiar with the requirements of the new export program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Friday.
U.S. poultry slaughter methods are cruel and raise the risk of consumers contracting a foodborne illness, the Humane Society of the United States said in a lawsuit that seeks to ensure birds are unconscious before being slaughtered.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).