Visit our slaughterhouse
Worldwide, 52 billion animals are killed in slaughterhouses every year but did you ever wonder what we are doing to our meat?
Meet your Meat
The shocking story of greed, neglect and inhumane treatment inside the US meat industry. I could see behind the thick wall of slaughterhouses trough the eyes and book of Gail A Eisnitz, may her example and perseverance show us a way to be more humane.
Behind the doors of the unknown:
You will discover the truth and truth will make you free to choose the way you will eat and live. Read everything and watch these powerful videos. Don’t avoid this part of the site just because the truth is hard to swallow.
Here’s a small preview of more than 20 years of investigation by Gail A. Eisnitz of the dark slaughterhouse world of madness and greed. Cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time, sometimes holding grudges against cows who treat them badly, forming social hierarchies within their herds, and choosing leaders based upon intelligence. They are emotionally complex as well and even have the capacity to worry about the future.
Jonathan Leake, The Australian, 28 Feb. 2005.
They can be highly intelligent, moderately so, or slow to understand; friendly, considerate, aggressive, docile, inventive, dull, proud or shy.
Rosamund Young, The Secret Lives of Cows, Farming Books and Videos, Ltd: United Kingdom, 2003,
Cows like challenges, and according to researchers, they feel excitement when they finish a task or use their intellect to overcome an obstacle. An electroencephalograph was used to measure their brainwaves. “The brainwaves showed their excitement; their heartbeat went up and some even jumped into the air. We called it their Eureka moment.”
Donald Broom, professor of animal welfare at Cambridge University
They can remember migration routes, watering holes, shelter and the location of their newborn calf. (1) (2)
Recently a cow named Blackie broke down a fence in the middle of the night and walked seven miles to the farm where her calf had been sold. She was found the next morning, contentedly suckling her calf. (3)
(1) D.W. Bailey et al., “Association of Relative Food Availabilities and Locations by Cattle,”, Nov. 1989 (2) Bailey (3) Stephanie Laland,
Animal Angels: Amazing Acts of Love and Compassion, Conari Press:
The relationships between mothers and daughters are especially strong, and calves bond with others in their peer group as well. (1) Researchers report that cows become visibly distressed after even a brief separation. (2)
(1) Humane Society of the United States. (2) Compassion in World Farming Trust, p. 18
Meet the Milk Machine
Cattle raised for their flesh spend the first year of their lives grazing. In fact, they are the only mass-farmed animals, other than sheep, who are ever allowed to do anything natural, like breathe fresh air or feel sun on their backs.Cattle on feedlots are fed a very unnatural diet to fatten them up. This diet causes chronic digestive pain and some of their innards actually become ulcerated and eventually rupture.
This diet also causes potentially fatal liver abscesses in as many as 32 percent of cattle raised for beef.
(1) PETA Organization (2) Journal of Animal Science
Livestock or just stocks?
Here a small educational video \” AS NOT SEEN ON TV\”
“Dragging cattle with a chain and forklift is standard practice at the plant. And that’s even after the forklift operator rolled over and crushed the head of one downer while dragging another.”
“They’ll go through the skinning process alive. I saw that myself, a bunch of times. I’ve found them alive clear over to the rump stand.”
“And that happens in every plant. I’ve worked in four large ones and a bunch of small ones. They’re all the same.”
Affidavits from Meat Inspectors:
“To keep that production line moving, quite often uncooperative animals are beaten, they have prods poked in their faces and up their rectums, they have bones broken and eyeballs poked out”.
“Workers drag cripples with a garden tractor and a chain …”
“Yes, we should be monitoring slaughter. But how can you monitor something like that if you’re not allowed to leave your station to see what’s going on?”
“In the summertime, when it’s ninety, ninety-five degrees, they’re transporting cattle from twelve to fifteen hundred miles away on a trailer, forty to forty-five head crammed in there, and some collapse from heat exhaustion.”
“This past winter we had minus-fifty-degree weather with the wind chill and that trailer is going fifty to sixty miles an hour. The animals are urinating and defecating right in the trailers, and after a while, it’s going to freeze, and their hooves are right in it. If they go down—well, you can imagine lying in there for ten hours on a trip.”
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