December 11, 2009
Video: Sick or Injured Pigs Are Routinely Slaughtered
Inhumane standard procedures could pose health risk
The footage from our investigation (watch it here) documented pigs who were too sick or injured to stand being slaughtered for human consumption.
Unfortunately, the abuse that our investigation uncovered is standard industry practice. It's perfectly legal to slaughter downed pigs—animals who are too sick or injured to even stand—for human consumption. Yet it's inhumane, and it's bad for public health.
The story also includes footage from HSUS' recent investigation of a dairy calf slaughter plant that exposed shocking mistreatment of days-old calves, many of whom were too weak to even stand.
Please watch the CNN video and recommend it to your friends.