Animals Reportedly Butchered While Conscious, Running Around Bleeding and Shot in Head Deserve Justice

Target: Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg

Goal: Close down Vermont Packinghouse in North Springfield for its alleged cruelty and multiple violations of humane slaughter laws.

Animal suffering is reportedly rampant at Vermont Packinghouse, a slaughterhouse with an extremely high number of suspensions for repeated violations of humane slaughter laws. Animals have reportedly been still conscious while they were butchered because they weren’t stunned properly, seen running around bleeding or with bullet holes in their heads, and body parts were seen falling out of trucks in transport.

According to reports, the slaughterhouse has responded to claims of abuse by stating that they “remain committed to public transparency and humane handling [of animals],” adding that “despite three cattle mis-stuns in the last six months that resulted in the USDA temporarily suspending slaughter, Vermont Packinghouse remains committed to humane handling and public transparency. We admit these deficiencies openly and have made substantive changes to do better.”

Vermont Packinghouse has been fined multiple times in the past for violating both federal and state humane slaughter laws. Organizations like PETA have filed complaints, but still nothing has been done.

Adding to the problem, the Trump administration has failed to provide the federal agency tasked with regulating slaughterhouses with appointees or resources necessary to do their job.

Sign below to demand that this slaughterhouse be shut down.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg,

Vermont Packinghouse in North Springfield has received multiple state and federal humane slaughterhouse citations and must be shut down. The animals there, who have no say in what happens to them or how they are treated, reportedly suffer immensely in a brutal environment, where even their deaths may be drawn out and painful.

Organizations like PETA have filed complaints, and the slaughterhouse has been fined multiple times for its alleged violations of the law. It is unacceptable to allow this facility to continue operation simply for the sake of profit. I urge you to shut down the Vermont Packinghouse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Thomas Bjørkan

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148 Comments

  1. This is truly Hell and we are the devil!! No creature should be made to suffer like this. This is the stuff that horror movies are made of and these animals are being subjecting to this living Hell. This is unconscionable treatment of any living, breathing, thinking, aware sentient being and it must be stopped!! Support laws that protect ALL animals from abuse, cruelty, mistreatment, and where laws don’t exists, fight to implement them. And Stop consuming animal products!

  2. Close down slaughterhouses!! Go Vegan

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