Written by PETA
If you're looking for a truly scary haunt this Halloween, look no further than Postville, Iowa–based Agriprocessors. Seriously folks, it's a real house of horrors for all living creatures. The kosher slaughterhouse is severely lacking when it comes to humane treatment of animals and humans. Here's a perfect example from one of our undercover investigations:
You may remember that a few months back the slaughterhouse was busted because "76% of the 968 employees of Agriprocessors were using false or fraudulent Social Security numbers." This was the nation's largest single-site immigration raid. That's right, the slaughterhouse was almost entirely staffed by illegal immigrants who were exploited to do the dirty work—such as hacking into the throats of cows who were still conscious.
Now, Agriprocessors has something of its own to scream and writhe in pain about. According to the Des Moines Register, the slaughterhouse "faces nearly $10 million in civil penalties for repeated violations of Iowa's wage laws between Jan. 1, 2006 and June 30." And it appears that cattle slaughter at the plant has stalled—which translates into millions of dollars lost for the meat industry. You can check out the specific fines here.
According to the article, Iowa Labor Commissioner Dave Neil said, "Once again, Agriprocessors has demonstrated a complete disregard for Iowa law."
In addition to the $10 million in state fines, Agriprocessors is in even more trouble with the feds. A human resources employee pled guilty to conspiracy and identity theft charges, and the former CEO (and owner's son) Sholom Rubashkin was just arrested on similar charges. Heads are rolling at Agriprocessors, but for once they're not bovine heads.
Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky
How sick and inhuman is this kosher tradition! It has NOTHING TO DO WITH GOD! It's just a horrific way of "worshiping" bank accounts of corrupted people who think that torturing GOD'S CREATURES will bring anyone "closer" to God. Unfortunately many blinded, manipulated, not for themselves thinking people do believe in such lies.
The only closer to REAL FATHER IN HEAVEN get those poor animals for their pain and untimely dead but who has a right to kill any GOD CREATIONS? A group that made up some stories about some religion? Where is thier "THOU SHALL NOT KILL"? Kosher killing MUST BE MADE ILLEGAL -- at least in USA!
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