31 Oct '13, 7pm

USDA Plan to Speed Up Processing May Increase Poultry Abuse

USDA Plan to Speed Up Processing May Increase Poultry Abuse

USDA Plan to Speed Up Processing May Increase Poultry Abuse 0 Tweet by Lindsey Little October 31, 2013 Categories: Animals , Causes . USDA records show that about 1 million chickens and turkeys are accidentally boiled alive every year in U.S. slaughterhouses, due in large part to fast-moving lines that fail to kill them before they are dropped into scalding water. Many experts believe the number of inhumanely treated birds will only increase as the USDA finalizes a proposal that would allow poultry companies to speed up their processing lines. The Department of Agriculture believes the move will decrease salmonella outbreaks and make plants more efficient. USDA inspectors say much of the cruel treatment they witness has to do with the rapid pace at which employees are required to work. They flip the live birds upside down and shackle their legs – 140 chickens and 45 turkey...

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