Monday, February 18, 2008

Shut them down...

and put the managers in jail:

SoCal Slaughterhouse at Center of Recall

Two former employees were charged Friday. Five felony counts of animal cruelty and three misdemeanors were filed against a pen manager. Three misdemeanor counts — illegal movement of a non-ambulatory animal — were filed against an employee who worked under that manager. Both were fired.

Authorities said the video showed workers kicking, shocking and otherwise abusing "downer" animals that were apparently too sick or injured to walk into the slaughterhouse. Some animals had water forced down their throats, San Bernardino County prosecutor Michael Ramos said.

This is absolutely beyond the pale. The cruelty towards helpless beasts is mind boggling. These people barely rise above the status of brute themselves.

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