Monday, February 18, 2008
Beef--it's what's for dinner
Humane Society video found at Raw Story which shows sick 'downer' cows being forced into slaughter pens by any means necessary. These sick cows are never supposed to enter the food chain, but Hallmark slaughterhouse in California grinds them up and ships them to, of all places, school lunch programs. The abusive treatment of the animals speaks for itself; the flagrant disregard for safety in the food supply is not atypical of corporate behavior.
The USDA has responded to the information in the video with the largest beef recall in US History. It's a shame that we can't get a USDA which proactively inspects and polices these kinds of facilities instead of waiting for a crisis to respond.