Pigs covered in feces or pigs with wounds covered with pus are being slaughtered and processed for human food – like the good old SPAM. Pigs are being beaten, shocked, dragged and placed in the scalding tank while still alive in order for Hormel to produce meat for human consumption.
Worst, despite the torture and questionable handling, the meat comes with a USDA inspection seal of approval.
More details of how pigs were slaughtered were exposed in a footage released by the group called Compassion Over Killing. An undercover agent for the watch group infiltrated the Quality Pork Processors or QPP slaughterhouse in Minnesota and found the sickening ordeal with which these pigs were subjected, not to mention the disgusting state they were in before they became food. QPP supplies product to Hormel, the maker of SPAM.
According to Compassion Over Killing, QPP is killing approximately 1,300 pigs per hour as it is one of five facilities in the U.S. operating by virtue of a USDA pilot program called HIMP. The program allows high-speed slaughter with minimum government supervision. This results to excessive mass slaughters of pigs and jeopardized food safety for consumers.
Compassion Over Killing has provided an unedited video of the sickening practice to the USDA, the same copy viewed by The Washington Post. According to the Post, a voice of a worker can be overheard in the tape saying “that one was definitely alive,” referring to one pig being roast alive.
USDA would not comment while investigation is ongoing according to a statement from USDA spokesman Adam Tarr obtained by The Post. “The actions depicted in the video under review are appalling and completely unacceptable, and if we can verify the video’s authenticity, we will aggressively investigate the case and take appropriate action,” the statement reads.