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Colorado meat-packer pledges steps on cruelty

By: Associated Press
March 26, 2014 Updated: March 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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GREELEY — Greeley's JBS USA meat-packing plant has promised to take steps to prevent animal cruelty after a worker struggled to kill an injured cow.

The Tribune (https://tinyurl.com/k78s5m2) reported Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a notice of intended enforcement earlier this month after an animal tripped and broke a hind leg as cattle was being moved from one pen to another. A plant employee used a .22 rifle to shoot the animal, which then ran wildly, at one point charging toward a supervisor. The animal was shot five more times over a period of five minutes.

JBS told the USDA in two written responses that it would take corrective and preventative steps. Inspectors said they would defer a decision on enforcement pending confirmation the steps have been taken.

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Information from: The Tribune, www.greeleytribune.com

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