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Meat Recalls + Slaughter Plant Shutdowns = Supplier for the National School Lunch Program?

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When you think about the food being served in school cafeterias nationwide, do the words meat recall, animal abuse, unsanitary conditions and slaughter plant shutdowns come to mind? Perhaps they should. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture temporarily shut the doors of Central Valley Meat (CVM), a dairy cow slaughter plant in… Continue Reading

Prosecutor Dismisses Charge of Animal Cruelty Against Undercover Investigator

The Humane Society of the United States recently ranked Colorado’s animal-protection laws among the top 10 for overall effectiveness. But, this past Friday, the Weld County Prosecutor’s Office determined that timing provisions in those laws are not enough to justify charging an undercover animal-rights investigator with animal cruelty. Prosecutors dismissed the charge against Taylor Radig,… Continue Reading

Undercover Videographer Charged With Animal Cruelty for Reporting Delay

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A contractor working undercover for the non-governmental organization known as Compassion Over Killing is now being charged with animal cruelty in Colorado. Weld County Sheriff John B. Cooke said videographer Taylor Radig is charged with one Class 1 misdemeanor count of animal cruelty “due to her believed participation in the cattle abuse incidents” and alleged… Continue Reading

Dairy Industry: Not the Animal It Is Alleged to Be

Aside from many comments disagreeing with the topic being worthy of Food Safety News publishing, Michele Simon’s Nov. 21 opinion piece, “Dairy Industry Making a Killing, by Killing Cows?,” is even further from the truth than it is relevancy.  Simon addresses a class action filed September 26, 2011 that charges the dairy industry with federal… Continue Reading