Earlier this week PETA filed a formal complaint with Sheridan County
Attorney Jamian Simmons asking her to prosecute the Rubashkin-owned
Local Pride kosher slaughterhouse in Gordon for apparent violations of
Nebraska's cruelty-to-animals statute. PETA's complaint follows a
two-day undercover investigation during which an investigator
documented the following abuses:
NOT EVERYTHING IS KOSHER AT SO CALLED KOSHER SLAUGHTERHOUSE
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Before you get started, stand warned, if you are not Jewish there are
parts of this article you are likely to just not get.
Also, many of you will simply wonder why I bothered with all the
religious stuff. The last paragraph of this "introduction" will give
you some idea of the reason for that.
* Cows remained conscious for up to two minutes after their throats
were cut open.
According to the blog "heeb'n'vegan" published by a Jewish Vegan,
"...numerous experts have come forward to condemn the cruelty of the
practices observed at the Local Pride slaughterhouse.
The new video shows much less gut-wrenching detail than the one from
2004. A PETA spokesman said that allegations this time around are more
limited. Unlike the previous video, which was filmed clandestinely,
the new one was made with the knowledge of the workers, according to
PETA. The group alleges that the video provides proof of the
Rubashkins' failure to follow through on reforms that they agreed to
make after the previous video was released, including a promise to use
a gun to immediately kill any animal that is not rendered insensate
after the kosher cut is administered.
"It's extremely disappointing to find that three years later,
AgriProcessors still can't slaughter without horrible abuse of the
animals involved," Bruce Friedrich, PETA's vice president of
international grasssroots campaigns, told the Forward.
A spokesman for a branch of the United States Department of
Agriculture, Amanda Eamich, said that her agency had sent a
veterinarian to the Nebraska plant after receiving the PETA complaint.
Eamich said that her agency is "reviewing the procedures" at the
Nebraska plant but has not made any conclusions.
In 2004, PETA made complaints to the local prosecutor in Iowa and to
the USDA. A USDA investigation found that the plant had "engaged in
acts of inhumane slaughter."