USDA Deregulates Pig Slaughterhouses Despite Horrible Consequences for Animals

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Despite pushback from Compassion Over Killing (COK) and other animal, workers’ rights, and consumer advocacy groups, the USDA has pushed forward a new rule deregulating pig slaughter under the guise of “modernization.” But this rule is a dangerous step backwards. Now, COK is criticizing the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) rule, which comes at a time when the public …

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 …

USDA to Greenlight Barbaric High-Speed Pig Slaughter

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Update: The U.S. House of Representatives is taking steps to delay or stop implementation of the high-speed slaughter rule. As is, slaughterhouses are hell on earth for pigs, and they’re about to get worse. Within just a few weeks, the USDA is planning to give slaughterhouses across the country the green light to recklessly speed up slaughter lines–endangering animals, workers, …

Poultry Industry Attempt to Increase Kill Speed is Rejected by USDA

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The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has rejected a chicken industry proposal to allow for the increase of already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds. In December, Compassion Over Killing submitted a comment to the USDA voicing our grave concerns over the National Chicken Council’s proposal. We had also submitted an initial comment in September …