The Wall Street Journal reports on its front page today that the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co., with annual revenues of about $100 million, is expected to permanently shut down as a result of the fallout from The HSUS investigation into the dairy cow slaughter plant's operations. "I don't see any way we can reopen," the company's general manager told the newspaper. USDA officials announced last Thursday that they will require Hallmark/Westland to pay for the costs associated with destroying and replacing meat sold to the USDA and funneled to states through the National School Lunch Program and other federal assistance programs.
Let's hope this slaughterhouse closes! If this tactic proves to be effective, maybe we should focus more on undercover investigations.
Read Wayne's entire blog post here.