FOOD ANIMAL ABUSE: 'THIS IS UBIQUITOUS'
The HSUS put out another video of downed / abused cattle - this time at livestock auction houses, and though it won't make anywhere near the splash of the first one, it confirms what the USDA and meat producers continue to deny: That what we saw in that first video is not an aberration but Standard Operating Procedure.
Even meat-eaters are slowly opening their eyes to the reality:
- "Denise Clendening said she was surprised to see the new footage - shot this month at auction houses in Texas, Maryland, New Mexico and Pennsylvania - given recent heightened government scrutiny on the meat industry.
'It's appalling this is still occurring,' Clendening said. 'One of the auction house owners interviewed said he was aware of the heightened scrutiny, so even with his awareness it's still occurring, which makes you realize this is ubiquitous.'"