PETA is calling for independent inspections to make sure Rubashkin is following Humane Slaughter regulations:
The group vowed to appeal to the U.S. Attorney’s Office that
declined to prosecute the case, call on the Agriculture Department to
fire investigators who failed to enforce kosher standards and intensify
calls on the Orthodox Union, which oversees kosher operations at the
plant, to allow what PETA calls “legitimate animal welfare experts”
into the plant to monitor the process.
“This is the least the
O.U. should be doing if it takes its own claims about kosher being
humane seriously,” a PETA spokesman, Bruce Friedrich, said in a e-mail.
It’s hard to argue with PETA’s demand. Of course, I’m sure the OU, KAJ, and Rubashkin will.