The Guardian: Meatplant Workers Already Suffering Severe Injuries, As USDA Considers Speeding Up Slaughter Lines

Stuart McDonald Animals, Investigations

As the USDA debates rolling out their high-speed pig slaughter program nationwide, the slaughter and meatpacking industries remain some of the most dangerous working environments in the US. In a new story, The Guardian reports that in US meat plants there are two amputations a week and 17 “severe” incidents a month, which includes hospitalizations or “loss of an eye.” …

COK & ASPCA Oppose USDA’s High-Speed Slaughter Proposal

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized

Compassion Over Killing and ASPCA have hand-delivered a joint comment to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service in Washington, DC, asking the federal agency to end, not expand, its high-speed pig slaughter program. In February, the USDA proposed a “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection” rule, which would revoke maximum line speeds and allow slaughterhouses to …

COK Rally at USDA: Investigator Delivers 250K Signatures Against High-Speed Slaughter

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Campaigns, Investigations

Today, Compassion Over Killing (COK) brought media and the voices of over a quarter million people to the doorstep of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) in the nation’s capital, in a rally against the expansion of the federal agency’s dangerous high-speed pig slaughter program. The New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) would allow slaughterhouses to further increase their already …

Meat Industry Has a Cow Over Proposed Dietary Guidelines

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Environment, Health, Legal Advocacy, Veg Eating

Last week, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its proposed nutrition policy for 2015 that has the meat industry crying foul — and the Washington Post is calling it the “meat industry’s worse nightmare.” The current proposal, which will soon re-open for public comments, recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables while reducing our consumption of red and processed …