Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Address: 2782 Drum Rd, Middleport, NY 14105
Establishment No.: m4530
USDA Inspection Report: 1 Mar 2012
Citation: HATS Category 3: Water and Feed Availability. At aproximately 0715 hours, while conducting Ante Mortem inspection on the one Hog present, the following Humane Handling non-compliance was observed with District Medical Veterinary Specialist, Dr. , and Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. . Although the establishment provided water for the Hog, which was located in the south pen, the container was insufficient because the Hog was able to easily push it under the bottom rung of the pen and out of reach. Owner, Mr. Britt was immediately notified of this non-compliance and took corrective actions by sliding the container back into the pen. It was also observed that there was no cover on the drain in the middle pen, and Hogs that were being driven into the pen were stepping into the drain.
313.1(b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable construction and maintenance.
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.