U.S. Kosher Authority Bans Beef From ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter Method

Following an investigation that exposed one of the most violent industrial slaughter methods on Earth, the Orthodox Union (OU)—the largest kosher certifying agency in the U.S.—informed its meat suppliers that it will no longer accept flesh from cattle killed by “shackle and hoist” in South America. This landmark victory comes roughly a year after the investigation and campaign by PETA and two Israeli organizations—Animals Now and Let the Animals Live—pressured Israel to ban the “shackle and hoist” slaughter method for any imported beef.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind