Animal abuse of any sort just sickens and infuriates me to no end. Human beings are the most brutal and destructive species that ever walked this planet and will deserve extinction when that time comes….
This was one of the most sickening stories I have seen in a long time. Our local news also covered it. All humans who have done these things at any time to any animal species should burn in Hell for it.
Animal abuses aside (and they ARE important to address, obviously), there is the other issue of food safety.
Downed/ill animals aren’t supposed to enter the foodchain for a reason! To torture them into standing or moving when they are truly too ill to do so is not only horrifically cruel, it’s DANGEROUS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE - even those who don’t give a crap about animal welfare.
Don’t these guys remember BSE? Shut them down hard for using inhumane techniques that could result in human illness/deaths and they’ll get the message…eventually. Maybe. Until no one is looking again….
As a child we slaughtered our beef for food, my father would have killed the first man to abuse an animal cow, pig, chicken, whatever in this manner, how dare these people be so heartless and so cruel!! Those animals were frightened, confused, and hungry!! This is 2008 not even in the 1800 or 1700’s would anyone have treated their livestock in this way! Burning in hell is too good for these people. They need to be treated exactly the way these poor cows have been treated. An eye for an eye. This is murder, torture, and every other horrid word I can think of. Where is their humanity?
3 Companies Indicted in Pet Food Case
Feb 6 03:54 PM US/Eastern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two Chinese businesses and a U.S. company were indicted Wednesday in the tainted pet food incidents that killed dozens of animals last year and raised worries about products made in China.
Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co., Suzhou Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products, Arts and Crafts I/E Co., and Las Vegas-based Chemnutra Inc. were charged in two separate but related indictments. The U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City said the tainted food led to the death and serious illness of pets in the U.S. last year.
One of the indictments charges Xuzhou Anying Biologic, located in China’s Jiangsu Province, and Suzhou Textiles, in Suzhou, China, with 13 counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce and 13 counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce.
ChemNutra and company owners Sally Quing Miller, 31, a Chinese national, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, 55, were charged with 13 counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
There was something similar last year, in Oregon I believe. Employees at a slaughter plant that sent meat to Hormel I think, kept getting injured by the cattle they were processing. The animals were still alive as they were processed and the employees were getting kicked and hurt. So they filed a complaint. I wrote to the governor of Oregon and they replied, no that’s not true. When I pointed out that employees were filing complaints, the governor’s office finally said, “well yeah we have problems. We’re working on it.”
This is one of the most horrible things I have ever seen!!! This made me cry and turn it off-I am forwarding this to lots of people so they,ll see what goes on. I can only pray that this torture stops soon…
This type of thing first makes my blood run cold - then it boils! It is beyond me how people with that kind of mindset manage to find their way to places where they can do horrible things to living creatures. Where are the law-makers in all of this. Our voices need to rise loudly & often & in large numbers to make this type of abuse punishable by larger jail sentences for the people who are creating the pain and the companies who have allowed it either by condoning it or by lack of supervision. They are all part of the picture and all guilty. The companies should also have huge fines and that money seized should be used to help monitor & protect from the same things occurring again. I am not very religious but I pray for God’s vengance upon them!
Another thing… their names along with their pictures should be published for all to see both on a website and internationally in newspapers. Public shame is too good for them but perhaps if others could see public shunning of the offenders it would become a deterent to future possible offenders. They should be blocked by law from changing their names too.. no running and hiding for them!!! The workers were fired? How about charges being laid before they are able to run from prosecution?
Can anyone find out the customers of this place? Then we can boycott their customers until something is done. I want to know where this meat is going. If their customers advertise on television, then I want to buy the competition’s products and sent the receipts to the network. We should write in to every Letters to the Editor of every newspaper in the US to let the public know that diseased, disabled, and dying animals are being fed to their children. The fact that downer cattle (4-d) is used for schools is something that may get parents to put the pressure on.
Wait until you hear a couple hundred little calves cries in 100 degree heat and have no where to hide, dairy cows are treated this way all the time, they have no water, beef cows not much better. This is nothing new, it just happen to get out in the media for a change. Pigs are treated just as bad or worse. Chickens are treated this way too. Dairies are mostly right along the freeway and people do not even see the dead cows, so I have a hard time why this one incident finally got some news. This has been allowed for years, we the public just run a blind eye. Keep in mind these poor cows are also in petfood and BSE is in cats in Europe.
I just wonder how many of you continue to eat meat, dairy, buy leather products . . . don’t ya know where they come from? It’s one thing to be outraged, another to do the ostrich head in the sand thing and keep it going.
As we become an ever more humane conscious society, it’s time we take on the difficult but singly most important humane issue facing us -the horror of factory farming animals for human and pet consumption.
We can make a consicous choice not to support the torture and suffering of innocent animals every time we put a fork in our mouth.
The video that showed “downed” animals (unable to stand due to injuries) being beaten, shocked with tasers, sprayed with high powered hoses in the face, being dragged with chains to slaughter, is just part of the cruelty we support when we choose to buy “cheap meat.”
All animals go to the same slaughter houses, but factory farmed animals suffer from the unfortunate moment they’re born, until the final merciful moment they die. Taken from their mothers at birth so that grown humans and human children can drink these babies’ milk, these animals are isolated and confined in pens that permit them taking a single step forward and a single step backward their whole life. The conditions of farm animals are so bad that they have to be fed antibiotics in their food to prevent respiratory pneumonia from killing them, from breathing urine and feces fumes day and night.
Thousands, if not millions of people would cry out loudly and publicly for prosecution if anyone was discovered to be treating dogs or cats this way.
So why do we have a double standard and financially support this mistreatment of farm animals?
Farm animals feel the same lonliness, despair, fear, and physical pain our companion animals feel.
Californians are gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would require that pigs and chickens and veal calves be allowed the room to stand up, turn around, and lie down.
The farm lobbyists have defeated all attempts over the past 20 years to garner this small bit of humane treatment for animals in the legislature. Farm animals are exempt from anti-cruelty laws and humane transport laws because the farm bureau is so powerful, and people haven’t demanded better treatment of farm animals.
The only way to not support the cruel treatment of animals, is to not support the industry that provides “cheap meat.” Every dollar we spend reflects our values. Our dollars can support the humane treatment of animals or the inhumane treatment of animals.
Let’s not mince words. Buying and eating “cheap meat” supports this torture.
There are hundreds of healthier alternatives to meat available in grocery stores today that offer the taste and texture of meat. There are also small farms that sell meat for approx. twice the price of factory farmed animals. For those that insist on eating animals, and don’t want to spend more - the choice is there to eat 1/2 as much meat, and support small farms where animals have at least some quality of life before they are slaughtered. These animals are unlikely to be full of antibiotics, and small farmers need support to stay in business.
From an environmental perspective - the single greatest contribution anyone can make to the earth’s abilitiy to sustain the ever growing human population - is not eating animals.
Tossing cans and bottles into separate bins is fine, but we need to do much more if we’re going to save this planet from ecologic collapse.
There are a hundred reasons why eating meat is not environmentally sustainable. Growing grain (massive water used and soil degredation) to feed animals for a small protein return compared to the protein value of eating the grains ourselves is not sustainable. The water used in every aspect of raising animals for human consumption is astronomical, and not sustainable. Clearing rainforests to graze cows is ecologic insanity. The amazon river is being straightened to get barges of soybeans down the river that are grown to feed cows. Indigenous indians that live on the Amazon are being displaced as the river is straightened and deepened. The flow of the river will be changed, and all of the plants and animals that have adapted to the river over millions of years will not have time to adapt to the major change in the rivers flow. This is just one small example of the insanity involved in producing “cheap meat.” The fuel used to ship grains to feed animals for human consumption, ship animals and their slaughtered bodies is also not sustainable. The CO2 and methane produced is a serious problem, as is the runoff of waste from factory farms.
Small local farms are sustainable, but cannot compete with the massive scale producers that are wrecking the environment, unless people vote with their dollars to support them.
If you love the earth, and if you don’t want to support animal suffering, please try some of the hundreds of meat alternatives available ( Non meat: meatballs, sausages, lunch meat, chicken nuggets, buffalo wings, riblets, hotdogs and burgers, ground beef etc.)
Please write to your legislator and Ca. Senator Dean Florez who is holding hearings in Sacramento on February 25th, and ask that they enforce the downed animal laws, hiring more inspectors if needed, and prosecute the slaughterhouse that was videotaped in violation of this law. (Downed animals may not be slaughtered. This is why they were beating and shocking the cows- to try to get them to stand. The slaughterhouse was illegally dragging them with chains to slaughter.)
Also - please contact HSUS to sign the petition for a ballot measure which would require that (some) farm animals get the spaace to stand up, turn around and lie down.
OH MY GOD I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH WATCHING THE VIDEO. I AM SERIOUSLY SO SICK. WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. I WOULD LOVE TO KICK,PROD AND RUN INTO THEM WITH A GOD DAMN FORKLIFT. I SURE HOPE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THIS AND NOT JUST ALL THE TALK THAT SEEMS TO BE DONE INSTEAD OF DOING MORE TO PROSECUTE THESE SICK INDIVIDUALS. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WAHT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE THESE DAYS , AND I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM. THEY NEED TO DO MORE TO THESE AWFUL AWFUL PEOPLE.
OH MY GOD I COULDN’T EVEN FINISH WATCHING THE VIDEO. I AM SERIOUSLY SO SICK. WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. I WOULD LOVE TO KICK,PROD AND RUN INTO THEM WITH A FORKLIFT. I SURE HOPE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THIS AND NOT JUST ALL THE TALK THAT SEEMS TO BE DONE INSTEAD OF DOING MORE TO PROSECUTE THESE SICK INDIVIDUALS. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WAHT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE THESE DAYS , AND I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM. THEY NEED TO DO MORE TO THESE AWFUL AWFUL PEOPLE.