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Feds See Pigs Kicked, Electroshocked at Native Slaughterhouse; PETA Seeks Prison Probe

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October 19, 2022

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Scotts, Mich. – Following just lately obtained federal experiences documenting employees kicking a pig, chasing and electroshocking one other, and denying cows and lambs water on the Scotts Hook & Cleaver slaughterhouse close to Scotts, PETA fired off a letter this morning to Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Lawyer Jeffrey S. Getting calling on him to research and file relevant legal expenses towards the employees accountable.

In response to the experiences, on June 28 a federal agent noticed a slaughterhouse employee kick a pig within the left shoulder with “the total swing of his leg.” On November 9, 2021, an inspector noticed a employee chasing a pig across the slaughterhouse and repeatedly electroshocking the animal. On June 15, a federal inspector discovered cows with no potable water—because the temperature reached 90 levels—“because of the extent of fecal materials floating and masking ¾ of the … floor” of the water tank. On March 16, brokers discovered 5 lambs with out entry to water. And on February 14, an agent discovered a cow in a pen with solely frozen-solid water out there.

“This slaughterhouse is hell on Earth for animals, the place pigs have been kicked and electroshocked and cows and lambs left with out recent water to drink,” says PETA Vice President of Proof Evaluation Daniel Paden. “PETA is looking on the prosecuting lawyer to stop extra unlawful struggling by bringing applicable expenses—and reminds everybody that the one humane meal is a vegan one.”

PETA factors out that pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, and different animals really feel ache and concern and worth their lives, simply as people do. The group is pursuing expenses underneath state regulation as a result of federal officers haven’t prosecuted any inspected slaughterhouses for acts of abuse and neglect equivalent to these at Scotts Hook & Cleaver since at the very least 2007.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

PETA’s letter to Getting follows.

October 19, 2022

The Honorable Jeffrey S. Getting

Prosecuting Lawyer

Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Lawyer’s Workplace

Pricey Mr. Getting:

I hope this letter finds you nicely. I’m writing to request that your workplace (and a law-enforcement company, as mandatory) examine and file relevant legal expenses towards the people chargeable for kicking a pig, repeatedly electroshocking one other pig, and denying lambs and cows water at Scotts Hook & Cleaver Inc., situated at 8713 S. 38th St. close to Scotts. The U.S. Division of Agriculture’s Meals Security and Inspection Service (FSIS) documented the incidents in experiences that the company just lately made out there to the general public. (See the hooked up desk.)

In response to the experiences, on June 28 a federal agent noticed a Scotts Hook & Cleaver employee kick a pig within the left shoulder “with the total swing of his leg.” On November 9, 2021, FSIS employees noticed a employee “chasing” a unfastened pig across the facility and repeatedly electroshocking the animal with a tool meant to stun a stationary animal.

On June 15—because the temperature hit 90 levels—an inspector discovered cows with no potable water, “because of the extent of fecal materials floating and masking 3/4 of the … floor” of the water tank close by. On March 16, FSIS employees discovered 5 lambs disadvantaged of water on the facility. On February 14, a federal official discovered a cow confined to a pen with solely a “frozen strong” water supply.

This conduct could violate MCL § 750.50b(2)(b) and § 750.50(2). The documented acts should not the lawful killing and use of livestock in any other case exempt from prosecution. Please word that FSIS’ motion carries no legal or civil penalties and doesn’t preempt legal legal responsibility underneath state regulation for acts of cruelty to animals.

Thanks on your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Daniel Paden

Vice President of Proof Evaluation

Cruelty Investigations Division



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