The popular burger chain In-N-Out is not in favor of animal abuse, and said it recently dumped one of their California meat suppliers after learning it was allegedly abusing cows.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down the Hanford site on Monday due to undercover footage of animal abuse obtained by the animal rights group Compassion Over Killing.
The video shows “pre-slaughter cows bleeding and thrashing after failed attempts to render them unconscious using a pneumatic gun.” There are also accusations that due to cows not being able to walk or stand, they were being shocked, shot and pulled to slaughter stations.
“In-N-Out Burger would never condone the inhumane treatment of animals and all of our suppliers must agree to abide by our strict standards for the humane treatment of cattle,” In-N-Out Chief Operating Officer Mark Taylor said in a statement.
Executives of the burger chain decided to cut off all ties with the Central Valley Meat Co. last Sunday night.
The Central California slaughterhouse also supplies to other food-service companies. They are currently under investigation and federal regulators are trying to figure out if the cows butchered for consumption were lame or sick. FYI . . . killing an animal because it’s sick is illegal.