Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Is the California Slaughterhouse Closing?

From Wayne Pacelle's blog:
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.


Anonymous said...

Wow I am totally impressed! It's not too often that you see something have such a quick and dramatic impact. And all the power to those that can do these undercover investigations, I'd never be able to hide my disgust.

Billy said...

I know, it's wonderful. HSUS is doing a great job. I know what you mean. I wouldn't be able to watch the abuse every day and do nothing.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

here's hoping!

Happy Herbivore! said...

1 down still too many to go

Billy said...

Exactly Happy Herbivore! Has it officially closed? Have you heard anything new?