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October 29, 2020 - Animal Outlook

The Horrors of High-Speed Slaughter

The Horrors of High-Speed Slaughter
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Over the years, Animal Outlook has worked against the expansion of high-speed slaughter. We’ve investigated slaughterhouses, urged public policy reform, educated the public and sued the USDA. Why? To oppose a high-speed slaughter program that reduces government oversight and allows slaughter lines to run at dangerously fast speeds.

The program, known as HIMP, increases food safety risks and puts workers and animals alike in danger. The USDA wants to expand this system nationwide, removing the caps on slaughter of animals in the pork industry from the already breakneck speed of 1,106 pigs per hour to no limit, and in the poultry industry from 140 birds per minute to 175.

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