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Animal Outlook and Other Animal Protection Groups Sue USDA over Slaughter of Sick, Injured Pigs

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Animal Outlook, alongside six other animal protection groups, sued Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today for failing to protect pigs who are too sick or injured to walk at slaughterhouses, posing serious risks to animals and food safety. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Rochester, New York, challenges the USDA’s failure to …

Has USDA Told the Truth About Worker Safety?

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As the USDA continues attempts to pass a dangerous new high-speed pig slaughter rule, things are getting heated. After outcry from worker, food safety, and animal groups, as well as US legislators, the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General will be conducting a probe of the agency to see if it concealed information and used flawed data on worker injury …

How To Save A Life: 4 Ways to Protect Pigs

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Like other animals farmed for food, pigs are highly intelligent, have individual personalities, and are able to feel pain and fear. These loving and kind animals enjoy playing, and exercising! Though they love to laze around in the mud to cool off, pigs are very clean, meticulously choosing other places for their waste. But on factory farms, pigs aren’t given …

Rob Zombie to USDA: Stop the High-Speed Horror!

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With Halloween lurking just around the corner, horror icon Rob Zombie (musician and director of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects) is taking the USDA to task for the real-life dangers posed to millions of animals, workers, and consumers by the agency’s reckless high-speed slaughter program. The USDA has begun granting waivers allowing poultry plants to run kill lines at the dangerously high …

Watch & Take Action: Former COK Investigator Says ‘Not So Fast, USDA!’

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COK’s brave former investigator, Scott David, is in a new video sharing an urgent call to action: He needs YOU to join him in speaking up for pigs today! In a gut-wrenching 2015 COK undercover investigation, Scott exposed horrors at Quality Pork Processors (QPP) slaughterhouse, an exclusive Hormel supplier. Operating under the USDA’s high-speed slaughter, reduced inspection pilot program known as “HIMP,” …

2 Ways You Can Help Pigs on National Pig Day

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It’s National Pig Day! Did you know that pigs have excellent long-term memories? That they can learn what a mirror image is? Read more about these remarkably intelligent and social animals and what they have to say. They’re even smarter than dogs, the beloved companion animals with whom so many of us share our homes! Still, sadly, more than 115 million …

Hormel Cruelty Exposed Again

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Hormel horrors continue to be brought to light. Compassion Over Killing’s gut-wrenching video, released in late 2015, has gone viral, viewed by millions and sparking international headlines. The undercover footage revealed egregious animal abuses at exclusive Hormel supplier Quality Pork Processors (QPP), including: animals being beaten, shocked, dragged – all out of view of federal government inspectors sick and injured pigs, known …

COK Files Criminal Animal Cruelty Complaint Against Hormel Supplier

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Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national animal protection organization, filed in Minn. state court this week a complaint alleging criminal animal cruelty based on undercover video filmed inside Quality Pork Processors (QPP). The Austin, Minn. pig slaughter plant supplies exclusively to Hormel Foods. The filing in Mower County District Court applies the state law, Minn. Stat. § 343.22, allowing private …