Waterboarding of Cows Prompts Largest Beef Recall In History
Don’t Think That You Can Waterboard Cows & Get Away With It…
Those days are over.
Late last month Reuters reported on an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States that included video of unsuspecting cattle being tortured, including waterboard torture, at a packing house in California.
Here is a screenshot of one of the tortured cows.
The Humane Society of the United States (not affiliated with animal shelters) described this as “waterboarding” in their undercover investigation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs.
Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the United States, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat meats. No illnesses have been linked to the newly recalled meat, and officials said the health threat was likely small.
The recall will affect beef products dating to Feb. 1, 2006, that came from Chino-based Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., the federal agency said.
It looks like waterboarding is officially out– at least for cows anyway.