New Lawsuit Challenges Hormel’s “Natural” Claims as Misleading

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Late last year, COK’s gut-wrenching undercover video inside a Hormel Foods pig slaughterhouse went viral. The footage not only exposed extreme cruelty, but it also called into question the efficacy of the USDA’s high-speed slaughter pilot program, known as HIMP. This shocking story continues to garner attention — including a temporary USDA shutdown of the facility and a powerful letter …


USDA Shuts Down Pig Slaughterhouse for Humane Violation

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Last night, Minnesota’s Austin Daily Herald reported that the USDA temporarily shut down Quality Pork Products (QPP) for humane handling violations. Based in Austin, MN, QPP is an exclusive Hormel supplier that was the center of an investigation released this past fall. It operates under a controversial USDA-approved pilot program known as HIMP, which allows for fewer government inspectors on site …


USDA: Halt High-Speed Slaughter Expansion

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USDA: Halt high-speed slaughter expansion In an effort led by Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (CT) and Louise Slaughter (NY), a bi-partisan group of 60 members of congress signed a powerfully-worded letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the federal agency to delay the potential expansion of HIMP, a dangerous reduced-inspection, high-speed pig slaughter pilot program. The USDA previously said that its decision would come …

Liam Hemsworth & Paul Wesley Speak Out Against Hormel’s High Speed Slaughter!

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Earlier this month, COK released a powerful new undercover video exposing horrors for pigs inside a slaughter plant that exclusively supplies Hormel, the makers of SPAM. This facility is one of five in the US operating under a USDA-approve pilot program — known as HIMP — that allows for faster slaughter speeds and fewer on-site government inspectors. What we found is …