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Feds See Cattle Crushed, Lamb Repeatedly Shot in Head; PETA Seeks Kill-Flooring Cameras

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August 17, 2022

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Reno, Nev. – After not too long ago acquiring  federal stories—which doc that staff at Wolf Pack Meats in Reno beat cattle and tried however did not stun a lamb by capturing the animal within the head—PETA fired off a letter this morning to the slaughterhouse’s operations supervisor, Tom Kulas, calling on him to livestream video from the slaughterhouse in an effort to assist stop staff from mistreating extra animals.

In line with the stories, on March 10 a “annoyed” employee beat two heifers and a steer with a board and a paddle, placing them on the top, hips, and hindquarters. A employee additionally crammed 4 cattle right into a small field and shot one in every of them within the head whereas the others watched. And on March 15, a employee fired two gunshots at a lamb—leaving the animal nonetheless acutely aware and in agony—earlier than ending their ache. Equally, in 2019 a Wolf Pack employee shot a cow thrice over the course of two minutes earlier than the animal was lastly rendered unconscious.

“This slaughterhouse is a hell on Earth for animals, the place cattle have been crushed and animals repeatedly shot within the head and left to endure,” says PETA Vice President of Proof Evaluation Daniel Paden. “PETA is asking on Wolf Pack Meats to assist stop extra egregious struggling by livestreaming video of all its slaughter operations—and reminds everybody that the one humane meal is a vegan one.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

PETA’s letter to Kulas follows.

August 17, 2022

Tom Kulas

Operations Supervisor

Wolf Pack Meats

College of Nevada–Reno

Expensive Mr. Kulas:

Given latest U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) stories detailing a employee beating cattle, the botched capturing of a lamb within the head, and different issues at Wolf Pack Meats, we ask that you just instantly change operations within the hope of decreasing animal struggling there.

A historical past of incidents at your facility underscores the necessity for change. On March 10, USDA employees noticed one in every of your staff develop “annoyed and … beg[i]n to strike a … board immediately on the hips of” two heifers and one steer he was attempting to maneuver. The employee then struck the heifers on their hindquarters and head with a rattle paddle. Hours later, a employee crowded 4 cows right into a small field and shot one within the head whereas different animals stood close by. Simply 5 days later, a federal agent found that your employees had loaded six lambs right into a field and repeatedly tried to stun one of many animals by capturing her or him within the head however failed, leaving the animal acutely aware and mendacity on his or her sternum. This mirrors a 2019 incident wherein a employee shot a cow within the head thrice over the course of two minutes earlier than lastly rendering her unconscious.

Will you please publicly livestream video from all areas of your facility the place dwell animals are dealt with? Employees would possibly take their obligation to deal with animals lawfully extra severely in the event that they knew caring folks have been watching. Because the world’s foremost skilled on livestock welfare, Dr. Temple Grandin, writes, “Crops [t]hat are doing a great job ought to present what they’re doing.” Your trade usually complains that at this time’s shoppers don’t perceive how animals are raised and killed for meals. You would assist enhance understanding by enabling us to watch your staff shifting numerous particular person animals—who worth their lives as we worth ours—off crowded vans in all climate situations, trying to stun them, slashing or sticking their throats, and bleeding them to loss of life.

On the very least, will you reassign your employees referenced within the federal stories to jobs that don’t contain having contact with any dwell animals—similar to evisceration, butchering, and packaging—and report the concerned personnel to your native law-enforcement company for investigation for potential violations of the state’s anti-cruelty statute? Thanks on your consideration of this necessary matter.


Daniel Paden

Vice President of Proof Evaluation

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