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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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this is a rather interesting article...


Humane society provides the footage with probably the intent of stopping the harm befalling the cows before slaughter and yet the dept of agriculture only cares that sick cows are being forced into the food supply chain.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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Agriculture is a business.

Cows soiled from going down in a feedlot pose a risk to food safety (i.e. "cow doo doo all over them).

The business of large-scale animal processing is not a pretty one, but for us carnivores who don't have our own farms, necessary.

I'm sure the Humane Society doesn't like what my .270 does to deer either...
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:51 AM   #3
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I worked at Murco for a while in the barn unloading cattle trucks, it is not uncommon for an animal to fall down during transport. If the animal can get up and move out under its own power- thats great (also why the guy was using the prod in the animals ear)- if not the animal must be pulled out with a loader (usually the animal is dead). Animals that die during transport are automatically DQ'd for human consumption (still make tasty dog food). The animals are not inspected by the USDA until after they have been unloaded (inspection at this point only consists of observing the animals walk down the lane to the kill floor & and taking the temp of maybe one of the animals). The majority of these animals are at the end of their usefull (in farm terms) life. While this part of the operation is not pretty, it is alot more humane that what comes next.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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im goina go get some Bk
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