Stop Stabbing, Decapitating, and Skinning Animals Alive

Target: Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Strengthen animal welfare standards on farms throughout the U.S. and ban custom-exempt slaughter.

An undercover investigation of three USDA certified, custom-exempt slaughterhouses revealed gross violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. Workers at the three slaughterhouses—Operation Orlando Poultry, Operation Ali Meats, and Operation A-Poultry—were reportedly observed dragging animals inhumanely, stabbing them to death, slowing sawing off their heads, and skinning animals while still conscious. Investigators with Animal Recovery Mission allege that workers also failed to use any sort of stunning device to render the victims insensitive to pain and, so, they were fully conscious during the butchering process. Among the species found at the locations were goats, dogs and puppies, cows, donkeys, horses, sheep, rabbits, and many others.

Custom-exempt slaughterhouses, like the ones investigated here, are not uncommon throughout the United States. These facilities are exempt from federal inspection by the USDA and, as a result, can essentially do whatever they please with their animals. In addition to allowing inhumane treatment of animals, this laissez-faire way of slaughtering poses food safety risks for humans who consume the meat, especially in a time where bird flu is contaminating tens of thousands of live poultry.

Sign this petition to demand all slaughterhouses are federally inspected and stop allowing animals to be tortured in custom-exempt facilities.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Vilsack,

Animal Recovery Mission recently conducted an undercover investigation of three of Orlando’s USDA certified, custom-exempt slaughterhouses, and their reported findings are downright atrocious. According to investigators, animals were inhumanely dragged to slaughter, violently stabbed in the neck and chest, had their heads sawed off, and were skinned alive. And, as none of the three locations seemed to possess a stun gun, animals–including goats, sheep, puppies, dogs, horses, cows, rabbits, and others–remained fully conscious throughout the whole process and literally felt their skin being shredded from their bodies.

Sadly, these three slaughterhouses–namely Operation Orlando Poultry, Operation Ali Meats, and Operation A-Poultry–are only a few of the custom-exempt slaughterhouses that exist in the United States. Federal violations to animal welfare laws are already common on USDA regulated farms and slaughterhouses, so one could only imagine the horrors committed with no regulation at all. This lack of interest in the operations of custom-exempt slaughterhouses might also have dangerous implications for public health–especially in the face of bird flu resurgence–as there are no federal food safety inspections.

We are asking you, Mr. Vilsack, to demand that all slaughterhouses are federally inspected and to stop allowing animals to be tortured in custom-exempt slaughterhouses.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Garrett Ziegler


130 Comments

  1. Evil,despicable,brutal, horrendous,torture on these beautiful,helpless,innocent animals. WHY ARE THESE DEPLORABLE COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM THE USDA INSPECTIONS? Who is responsible and I suspect there is much more that needs to be explored here? Please stop this cruel slaughtering especially with the workers who are truly demented.

  2. JACKIE PFLUCKER says:

    INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE!
    WHY DID NOT THE AUTHORITIES CLOSE THE PLACE RIGHT AWAY?
    SOME OF THE ANIMALS COULD HAVE BEEN SPARED FROM THEIR EXECUTIONERS …

  3. utterly barbaric – Shame on the US government for not shutting these places down immediately

  4. Why are these bastards exempt from inspection?
    What right do they have to do this?
    What the hell is wrong with these countries who allow this to happen?
    These fuckers need burning out.
    But then – it is America so do not expect the Governments to do anything!
    Like all politicians the world over – ‘ As long as we are alright then we could not give a toss’! Useless pricks all of them.

    People power could close these bastards down and the. So- called Government could send in their troops to stop this torture.
    Until normal people can get together and form demonstrations etc and harass the politicians and Government this will continue. Although I expect they would take little notice anyway Too comfy in their great big houses to worry about tortured animals. Bastards all of them!
    These humans are a disgrace to the world. Vigilante groups need forming to deal with these shit torture houses.
    Until this eventually happens, the torture will continue!
    As I said earlier, ‘ Burn the bastards out’! They obviously enjoy torturing animals and need treating them same.
    Power to any groups who can take these fuckers down!

    • Cathy Emerson says:

      Great comments on here. I would gladky kick the stools from the monsters feet and not lose a nights sleep.

    • JON WHITE.I definately agree with your comment.

      Why are these bastards exempt from inspection?
      What right do they have to do this?
      What the hell is wrong with these countries who allow this to happen?
      These fuckers need burning out.
      But then – it is America so do not expect the Governments to do anything!
      Like all politicians the world over – ‘ As long as we are alright then we could not give a toss’! Useless pricks all of them.

      People power could close these bastards down and the. So- called Government could send in their troops to stop this torture.
      Until normal people can get together and form demonstrations etc and harass the politicians and Government this will continue. Although I expect they would take little notice anyway Too comfy in their great big houses to worry about tortured animals. Bastards all of them!
      These humans are a disgrace to the world. Vigilante groups need forming to deal with these shit torture houses.
      Until this eventually happens, the torture will continue!
      As I said earlier, ‘ Burn the bastards out’! They obviously enjoy torturing animals and need treating them same.
      Power to any groups who can take these fuckers down!
      I am with you there Jon. Kill all these fuckers.

    • The groups are us people that aren’t going to stand for it

    • The groups are us people that aren’t going to stand for it you’re right vigilantes so the police don’t do anything but they’ll do something to us to vigilante is for stepping in and trying to correct things so who wins I would like to go stand outside the research Labs that they supposedly call research and wait for them and see how they feel when a bunch of people are waiting for them so they won’t know their demise they’ll be scared for a minute at least sick people

  5. Michelle Stewart says:

    I wish there was “an eye for an eye” law. Whatever people do to animals, gets done to them. If the people die, so what. All people that kill, torture, neglect, abuse, abandon, and have sex with animals all deserve to die

    • Suzanne Westgaard says:

      Michelle: I am thinking EXACTLY what you are. I have been an animal rights advocate for decades ( and vegan). I couldn’t agree with you more. I have wished EXACTLY the same things happen to lowlife, evil, reprehensible animal abusers. “Eye for an eye” would be perfect. I wish there were something we could do to make this happen.

    • Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture
      Strengthen animal welfare standards on farms throughout the U.S. and ban custom-exempt slaughter.
      Evil,despicable,brutal, horrendous,torture on these beautiful,helpless,innocent animals. WHY ARE THESE DEPLORABLE COMPANIES EXEMPT FROM THE USDA INSPECTIONS? Who is responsible and I suspect there is much more that needs to be explored here? Please stop this cruel slaughtering especially with the workers who are truly demented.

      • ALLTHE VILE AND EVIL ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING PSYCHOPATHIC MONSTERS MUST BE ALL CAUGHT AND TORTURED TO DEATH AND SUFFER IN EXCRUCIATING AGONY AS THESE PSYCHO MONSTERS COMMITTED AGAINST THE PRECIOUS AND DEFENCELESS SENTIENT BEINGS ON OUR PLANET.
        KILL ALL THE PSYCHOPATHIC ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING MONSTERS FROM HELL.DEATH TO EVERYONE OF THESE LOWLIFE POS FILTH ON OUR PLANET.

    • MICHELLE STEWART – I DEFINATELY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT.
      I wish there was “an eye for an eye” law. Whatever people do to animals, gets done to them. If the people die, so what. All people that kill, torture, neglect, abuse, abandon, and have sex with animals all deserve to die.
      ALL THE VILE AND EVIL PSYCHOPATHIC LOWLIFE ANIMAL TORTURERS AND ANIMAL MURDERERS MUST BE SENTENCED TO DEATH AND SUFFER IN EXCRUCIATING AGONY THAT THESE LOWLIFE PSYCHOPATHIC ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING MONSTERS FROM HELL COMMIT AGAINST ALL THEIR DEFENCELESS AND INNOCENT SENTIENT BEINGS. DEATH TO ALL THESE LOWLIFE NONHUMAN FILTH ON OUR PLANET.

      THIS MUST BE INTRODUCED INTO THE ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS IMMEDIATELY.

    • Amen

  6. Patricia Leigh Wicker says:

    YOU EVIL PEOPLE!!!!!! Stop this Horrific Cruelty!!!

  7. Cathy Emerson says:

    All the so called “Civilised” countries are catching up with Asian countries when it comes to animal abuse.

    • You’re right about that and now in the states you’re seeing more dogs run around more than ever just like the other countries where people don’t care or they do and they don’t have funds like us here

  8. STOP ALL THiS CRuEL TORTURE TO all ALIVE ANIMALS IMMEDIATELY!!!!

  9. Absolutely sickening and disgusting that these places even are allowed to operate in the US!!! How and why are these places exempt?! Please don’t say it’s for some religious or cultural tradition as that would be pathetic. Close these places down

  10. Why should some slaughterhouses be custom-exempt? All slaughterhouses should be held to the same standards, and that includes humane treatment of animals, before and during their death.

  11. DO SOMETHING!!!!!
    instead of leaving your comments and opinions here, reprt to BBB, Chamber of Congress, and leave bad Google reviews to destroy this business!!

  12. If people think they have to eat meat, at least make sure the animals don’t suffer more than they have to….please shut down all factory farms.

  13. The USDA administration must be fired and replaced; they are responsible for allowing this horrific animal cruelty. The White House must be informed of the USDA brutal negligence and must replace those responsible for allowing these exemptions. The 3 Orlando Companies must permanently be shot down and those in charge must be charged with fines and huge maximum jail time and never allow them to be in any business having to do with animals.

  14. Sandy Bonesteel says:

    They think they’re exempt because of their religion. And people of that religion will fight to continue to do things (including this barbaric treatment of animals) according to their right to “freedom of religious liberty” in America. And who in the United States government is not going to back down against their insistance of being allowed to their religious freedem; even to torture and kill animals so barbarically?

  15. What the f*** are Americans doing slaughtering dogs in the first place? For consumption? Are Americans adopting Chinese ways now? It’s bad enough having the Halal fetishists practicing their vile rituals in animal slaughter, but now it’s routine to eat dogs?
    We Westerners are losing the plot and letting the barbarians subvert our regulations.

  16. Kathleen Scherman says:

    Everyday we keep hearing the same stories over and over!!! So, who is responsible here?? And how long has this been going on?? This should NEVER BE done to ANY animal!!! But, I sure would LOVE to do it to the people hurting these babies!!!! That just shows how weak they are, that they have to beat a totally HELPLESS ANIMAL!!! Cuz their afraid to get hurt, they would cry like a baby of someone did that to them!!!!

  17. How miserable can people be – that own and profit from unregulated or customs exempt slaughter houses? As horrific as these images and what they reveal are – thank you for exposing what is going on.

  18. Kathy Bossart says:

    WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE? THE DEPT OF AGRI. WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE WORKING IN THIS AREA. HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT BY TOURCHER THESE POOR ANIMALS. I HIGHLY QUESTION THEIR MENTAL CAPACITY. I HOPE THEY DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN, AND TEACHING THEM TO DISTORTED THINKING AND DISRESPECTING THESE BEAUTIFUL BABIES. HOW EMBARRASING ARE THESE ASSHOLES WHO LIVE HERE.

  19. Tom – why in the Hell are you allowing these atrocities against these innocent animals to take place? Have you no compassion? You are in a position to make a difference for these animals, so please do the job you were hired to do and implement some type of policy that would eliminate this unnecessary suffering! Please!

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