A chorus of critics is demanding the USDA shut down its Meat Animal Research Center. More than 30,000 people have signed a PETA petition demanding the end of the program that literally tortures farm animals by the thousands. A shocking New York Times investigation reveals hideous cruelty and outright torture, some with a sexual component, at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, based in Clay Center, Nebraska and run under the auspices of the USDA. The horrifying torture of thousands of farm animals exposed in the article includes allowing animals to starve, freeze to death and be eaten by coyotes. Here’s one quote from the story. “…efforts to euthanize the pig had failed, he said; it was still thrashing and gagging. Worse, Mr. Hirsch said, the scientist who had erred “seemed to be getting some kind of enjoyment out of this thing, talking and shouting at the animal, ” ‘How do you like that, pig?’ Stuff like that. The whole process was shocking.” Read more details.
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It gets worse. Some of the sadism is of a sexual nature. Dead sheep, pigs, lambs, cows and other farm animals are dumped in a “dead pit.” One Huffington Post contributor said the revelations made him ill. Mercy for Animals is calling for criminal charges against the employees/managers at this center.
The is the ultimate man in charge, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
This is the man who runs this operation. He did not respond to my questions. Feel free to ask him yours.
Pollak, Emil J
Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Res.
P.O. BOX 166 (State Spur 18D)/USDA-ARS-PA-MARC
Clay Center NE 68933