PETA's investigator witnessed egregiously cruel slaughter methods being used at an Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. Cattle, lambs, chickens, and turkeys suffered through prolonged consciousness after having their throats cut and being dismembered while still fully conscious. Many instances of inhumane slaughter were captured on film. The following are excerpts from the investigator's notes:
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.