USDA suspends California slaughterhouse after 'unacceptable treatment of cattle'
August 22nd, 2012
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating "disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle" at a California meat supplier, the agency said.

After receiving video from an animal welfare group, the USDA sent investigators to the Central Valley Meat Co. and found violations of humane handling, the agency said in a statement.

"We have reviewed the video and determined that while some of the footage provided shows unacceptable treatment of cattle, it does not show anything that would compromise food safety," said Al Almanza, administrator of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The USDA suspended inspections at the Hanford-based company, effectively halting slaughter operations there.

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  1. DONNA EVETTS

    TURN ME LOOSE WITH THE GUNS I AM NOT SUPPOSE TO OWN ON THE ONES WHO ARE DOING THIS

    I will not hesitate to use it

    August 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  2. Jerv

    Dear God. And we are supposed to be a civilized people.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I love meat.

    It is a shame some people can't respect what God has given us.

    August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
    • AleeD®

      ~_~ Meat ... mmmmm. ~_~

      August 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  4. Karen Morris

    When we are paying people to kill animals, is it any surprise they end up doing things like this?

    August 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply

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