COVID-19

Sick Employee Sues Central Valley Meat for COVID-19 Exposure

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When COVID-19 hit the United States, many meatpacking facilities were slow to shut down or even limit production. Slaughter lines kept moving despite the unique risk of contracting the disease in crowded, poorly ventilated work conditions. Central Valley Meat (CVM), a California slaughterhouse that Animal Outlook investigated in 2012, was even slower.  Now, the San Diego-based firm representing one of …

UDSA

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 …