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USDA Inspector General: Food Safety and Humane Slaughter Laws Ignored With Impunity

Repeat food safety violations are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Every year according to the CDC, there are tens of millions of cases of food poisoning, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths. The agency charged with reducing these numbers is doing, according to its Office of the Inspector General, a pathetically bad job.

Every year, roughly 150 million cattle and pigs are slaughtered in our nation's slaughterhouses, and the one measly law that attempts to ensure some small decrease in their abuse is all-but-ignored by the agency charged with enforcing it. Even their top personnel don't understand what it says.

Want to stop eating contaminated food and take a stand for compassion at the same time? Please  consider eliminating meat from your diet.

Bruce Friedrich is  Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary.

 
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