Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – S: Donald H. Cloy and Son – 20111109
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On 9 November 2011, the Donald H. Cloy and Son slaughterhouse, Ransomville, New York was inspected by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and was cited for not providing water and a safe environment for the animals. The report stated:
Citation: HATS Category III: Water availability and Feed Availability
On 11/09/2011 at approximately 0820 hours while performing a DVMS humane handling assessment I observed that the pigs in two holding pens did not have access to water. There were water tubs in each pen but the tubs were empty of water. IIC stated the pigs had water when she performed antemortem inspection approximately 10 minutes earlier. The pigs in the pens did not appear to be dehydrated and were bright, alert, and responsive. This fails to meet the regulatory requirements prescribed in 9 CFR 313.2(e) which requires water to be available to livestock at all time. Plant owner, Jim Mest was verbally notified of the noncompliance and was informed a noncompliance record would be written. Immediate action was taken by Sanitation Foreman, to fill the water tubs. 9 CFR 313.1 Livestock pens, driveways and ramps
On 11/09/2011 at approximately 0850 hours while performing a DVMS humane handling assessment I observed the following noncompliance. The bottom of the lower metal panel of front wall in the knockbox had rolled away from the wall. The bottom edge of this metal panel was protruding into the front of the knock box. No animals were present in the knock box at the time the noncompliance was found This fails to meet the regulatory requirement prescribed in 9 CFR 313.1 which requires pens to be free from protruding sharp metal of any kind. Plant owner Jim Mest was verbally notified of the noncompliance and and was informed a noncompliance record would be written. The knockbox was rejected with tag #B28351961 Sanitation foreman and Plant owner Jim Mest then repaired the protruding metal sheet by affixing a wooden plywood sheet to the front lower wall of the knock box Reject tag #B28351961 was then removed at approximately 0920 hours and knock box was released for slaughter.
313.1 (a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.
313.2 (e) Animals shall have access to water in all holding pens and, if held longer than 24 hours, access to feed. There shall be sufficient room in the holding pen for animals held overnight to lie down.
See: Friends Of Animals United (FAUN) http://www.faunnj.org/sla-ny-m4355-20111109.html
Now, while these violations may not sound that serious, they are indicative of the inherent problems within the animal raising and killing industry, just as we are told in Proverbs 12:10.
10. A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast,
But the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
In our opinion, no one who truly has regard and compassion for animals could raise them for slaughter or kill them; thus, the only sure way to end this seemingly endless line of cited and uncited instances of institutionalized animal cruelty is to go vegan and share our compassionate reasons for doing it, so that others will follow our example.