"We have reviewed the video and determined that while some of the footage provided shows unacceptable treatment of cattle, it does not show anything that would compromise food safety," said Al Almanza, administrator of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Brian Coelho, president of the Central Valley Meat Co. said he was "extremely disturbed" to learn of suspended inspections. "Our company seeks to not just meet federal humane handling regulations, but to exceed them," Coelho said in a statement.
The graphic video will show a worker standing on the nostrils of a cow that did not die right away after being shot. Other segment shows a cow being shot several times. "At U.S. slaughterhouses, federal law requires death to be quick, when cows are shot in the head the process should cause immediate unconsciousness," the narrator says. "At Central Valley, countless deaths we documented were slow and agonizing."
Response to this story is outrage as expected when animal cruelty comes forefront. The argument between vegan and meat eaters ensues. One blogger makes the point of as outraged as the public is over the slaughter of animals, they have no quorum with abortion. Is there a more humane means? The bottom line is what the bottom line always is about - profit. Voices will declare their protest for these animals. Then they will prepare dinner and enjoy without guilt the meat on their plate.
Warning! Graphic video!