Animals, Workers and Consumers Suffer Under USDA Slaughter Programs

This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute, and originally published on Truthout.

As many as 175 birds are killed each minute inside Amick Farms. Photo: Compassion Over Killing investigation
Photo: Compassion Over Killing investigation

Reckless High-Speed Slaughter Exposed

Reckless High-Speed Slaughter Exposed

“Birds can be seen — still hanging from the shackles — in the water bath. … It is likely that the birds would have experienced prolonged, possibly painful electrical shock while they died of drowning,” said Dr. Sara Shields, a farm animal behavior and welfare specialist at Humane Society International, in an expert statement in response to COK’s footage. “This situation is totally unacceptable from an animal welfare perspective.”

The Public Speaks Out Against High-Speed Pig Slaughter

A pig struggles to stand, quivering uncontrollably. Photo: Compassion Over Killing investigation

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