PETA Points Shopper Alert Following Native Slaughterhouse Violation
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October 26, 2020
David Perle 202-483-7382
Augusta, Ga. – A damning federal report of illegal animal struggling documented at FPL Meals has prompted PETA to problem a shopper advisory: Not too long ago distributed packages of FPL Meals beef could embody components of a cow who ran out of the corporate’s Augusta slaughterhouse and collapsed in its car parking zone earlier than being shot within the head and slashed throughout the throat.
On September 19, the cow climbed over one other cow who had simply been shocked and fell as much as 6 ft onto a desk. A U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) agent then noticed the animal run—slipping and falling all the time—by way of areas the place different cows had been bled and skinned earlier than reaching the slaughterhouse car parking zone, the place FPL Meals employees shot the dazed cow within the head and minimize the animal’s throat. USDA employees documented quite a few wounds on the cow’s limbs and stomach.
“Consumers beware: The FPL Meals beef in your native meat case would possibly embody the flesh of an animal who ran in terror earlier than being chased down, shot within the head, and minimize throughout the throat,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “The one certain strategy to preserve cruelty out of your grocery cart is to go vegan, and PETA stands prepared to assist anybody make the swap.”
FPL Meals sells floor beef and steaks underneath the model names Châtel Farms, Southern River Farms, and True To Nature. True to Nature is distributed to Publix shops throughout Georgia. FPL Meals reviews that it has equipped beef to Walmart for 16 years. The packaging’s USDA mark of inspection would come with “M332” or “EST. 332.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—urges shoppers who purchased merchandise from these manufacturers after September 19 to return them to the place of buy and gives everybody a free vegan starter kit crammed with recipes and suggestions for making the transition.