Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – S: Joe Pagliuso & Bros. – 20110118
Institutional animal cruelty is all around us and it needs to be exposed publically, or it will continue to go on as it has been. All-creatures.org and their members and friends are dedicated to exposing and ending all forms of animal cruelty.
On 18 Jan 2011, Joe Pagliuso & Bros., Inc., slaughterhouse in Ontario, New York was inspected by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and cited for improperly stunning animals. The report stated:
Citation: At approximately 1100 hrs I observed the following non-compliance. While stunning a bull for slaughter, the plant took multiple attempts to render the bull insensible to pain. After the plant took the immediate corrective action of rendering the animal unconscious, I proceeded to tag the knocking pen using U.S. Reject tag NO. B39878916. After informing of the non-compliance he informed me that the slaughter floor employees were using the wrong bullets. I looked at both sets of bullets to confirm this and found that there is a different grain count in the bullets that were used and which ones should have been used. I was informed that the bullets (29 grain) they were using are typically used for small bovine, such as a calf. They have 40 grain bullets for the larger bovine. After verifying this, the knocking pen was released and slaughter was allowed to continue. It is very infrequent for the plant to require multiple attempts to render an animal unconscious. According to Federal Regulation 9 CFR 313.16(a)(1), “Utilization of firearms, required effect; handling. (1) The firearms shall be employed in the delivery of a bullet or projectile into the animal in accordance with this section so as to produce immediate unconsciousness in the animal by a single shot before it is shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast, or cut. The animal shall be shot in such a manner that they will be rendered unconscious with a minimum of excitement and discomfort.” This document serves as notice of non-compliance within Federal Regulation 9 CFR 313.16(a)(1).
See: Friends of Animals United (FAUN) http://www.faunnj.org/sla-ny-m4253-20110118.html
What happened to this bull must be like us being repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer while we are fully conscious. This is the pain and suffering that flesh eaters put on their plates.
It appears that Joe Pagliuso & Bros. tries to excuse away their acts of animal cruelty as being a mistake, but it is probably a sign of their lack of empathy, or they would not allow these things to happen in the first place.
If this kind of violation is caught in this plant, it most likely has happened before and will happen again here and at other slaughterhouses. This is why it is so important for all compassionate people to join us, speak out, and be vegan to ensure an end to this kind and all other kinds of animal suffering.