USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center: An American Horror Story

Posted by Mike Confino, January 24, 2015

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This week, The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into deplorable animal treatment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), a sprawling complex of laboratories in Nebraska with the overarching mission to help meat producers make more money.

There, according to the Times’ exposé, newborn piglets are accidentally crushed to death by their mothers, who have been scientifically bred to give birth to unnaturally large litters. Weakened and deformed calves are born to cows “retooled” to have twins and triplets when they usually bear only one calf at a time.

via USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center: An American Horror Story | Matthew Bershadker.

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