A huge scandal has emerged regarding the slaughter of “downer” cows — cattle that can’t walk to their slaughter. This is a problem because it is believed, and known in Europe, that cows that can’t walk are more likely to have mad cow disease.
USDA will step up inspections at slaughterhouses. By Julie Schmit, USA Today.
The WWP blog has some graphic video. Have a burger and watch!
When I criticize the “cattle industry” some might read “ranchers.” This is not what I mean. I am referring to the industry, not necessarily a particular part of it.