Make Video Monitoring at Slaughterhouses Mandatory

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Make Video Monitoring at Slaughterhouses Mandatory

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Brandon Bosworth started this petition to Administrator Alfred V. Almanza

The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sub-agency responsible for overseeing animal handling at most slaughterhouses, issued a document stating "that video or other electronic monitoring or recording equipment can be used in federally inspected establishments" and "encourages establishments to consider the use of this technology, particularly in their activities to ensure that there is humane handling of livestock and use of good commercial practices in poultry."

The key word here is "encourages," which is quite a bit milder than, say, "mandates." One of America's most tireless champions of farm animals, Gene Baur at Farm Sanctuary wants the FSIS to go one step further by making video surveillance mandatory. Since the FSIS has invited public comment on their proposed draft guidelines, Baur is calling on animal lovers to write to the agency and "ask officials to make video monitoring at slaughterhouses not merely a recommendation, but a requirement."

Paul McCartney famously called for slaughterhouses with glass walls. Video surveillance might be the next best thing. Take Gene Baur up on his suggestion and contact the FSIS to ask them to mandate video monitoring at slaughterhouses.

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