Central Valley Meat Co., owned by Brian and Lawrence Coelho, was shut down yesterday due to violating the US Department of Agriculture’s handling regulations. Animal-welfare group Compassion Over Killing exposed the cruel environment inside the California-based slaughterhouse to the USDA last Friday. An undercover investigator, employed by Central Valley Meat Co., filmed this video over a two-week period in June. The graphic video reveals slaughterhouse employees suffocating a cow, propelling a fully conscious cow hanging by one leg on a conveyor lift, and kicking the animals to walk toward their slaughter. COK will release the video on its website sometime today.
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