California meat supplier reopens after inhumane treatment of cows
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes.

The Central Valley Meat Company, a California meat supplier, is back in business after reports arose last week of inhuman actions towards cows used for slaughter.

We reported last week that In-N-Out severed ties with the slaughter company due to animal cruelty allegations and an undercover video that showed “pre-slaughter cows bleeding and thrashing after failed attempts to render them unconscious using a pneumatic gun.” Other accusations included cows struggling to walk or stand, along with the animals being shocked, shot and pulled to slaughter stations.

Well, now the meat supplier is reopened, after agreeing to change how it handles animals.

“The company has committed to a number of corrective actions including additional humane handling training for employees and safeguards to ensure that only ambulatory animals are processed,” an agency spokesman said in an email.

Though reopened, providing meat to federal food programs is still not allowed. Furthermore, Central Valley Meat Company is also under investigation for alleged food safety violations.

“We have worked closely with both inspectors and industry experts while developing our USDA-approved action plan,” the company revealed. “As a result, Central Valley Meat will provide better training for our workers, better monitoring of our facilities and more frequent third-party audits of our operations.”

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Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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