Institutionalized Animal Cruelty – S: Joe Pagliuso & Bros. – 20120105
Based on our previous blog about institutionalized animal cruelty, we suspect that these repeated violations that occur at slaughterhouses like Joe Pagliuso & Bros. are a regular occurrence, and the follow citation seems to confirm our suspicions.
On 5 January 2012, 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: On 1/5/12, while conducting a humane handling assessment, I witnessed the following non-compliance. At approximately 8am in the morning a plant employee attempted to shoot a steer with a .22 caliber rifle. The first shot was unsuccessful at producing immediate unconsciousness. Immediate corrective action was taken by the plant employee, who shot the steer again with a 410 gauge shotgun. This shot produced immediate unconsciousness. 9 CFR 313.16(a)(1) states, in part: 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.
See: Friends Of Animals United (FAUN) http://www.all-creatures.org/faun/sla-ny-m4253-20120105.html
Institutionalized animal cruelty is running wild in the world, and governments seem unwilling to do anything about it. In fact, they often actually support it with low cost public grazing lands, farm subsidies, grants, and price supports.
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.
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