The President of Westland/Hallmark Meat testified to Congress that he got sick viewing the secret video of his employees maltreated sick cows so they could be slaughtered. He reluctantly said the sick meat got into the food supply.

The video prompted the largest meat recall in U.S. History.

Story in the New York Times. Meat Packer Admits Slaughter of Sick Cows

My earlier story. USDA will step up inspections at slaughterhouses 

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In a related matter, as the President tries to scare us in accepting his illegal spying on us (to protect us from “the terrorists”), what do you fear the most. 1. Terrorists will poison the food supply? 2. The food supply will be poisoned by lack of standards and inspection?

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Meat Packer Admits Slaughter of Sick Cows

  1. avatar Robert Hoskins says:

    Or, will the food supply be poisoned through the greed and arrogance of the livestock industry?

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