For immediate release:
Jul 28, 2021
David Pearl 202-483-7382
Orange County, Florida. – PETA received a USDA report revealing a recent violation of the law at Ali International Inc.’s slaughterhouse near Orlando. In response, the group sent a letter this morning to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Monica Worrell to address the issue and, if necessary, bring charges of animal cruelty against a worker who abandoned a lamb “violently.” »Near a metal fence on site. The animal landed on the concrete floor, causing, according to the report, “unnecessary pain and suffering.” Then the same worker cut the lamb’s throat.
“This unsettling report reveals some of the pain and fear this tender lamb went through in her last minutes at Ali International,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphne Nachminovich. PETA is calling for a criminal investigation on behalf of the lamb injured at this site and urging all compassionate members of the public concerned about this atrocity to go vegan and help prevent more animals from suffering in slaughterhouses.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. The group notes that sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and other animals feel pain and fear and value their lives just like humans, and that the best way to prevent them from suffering in slaughterhouses is not to eat them.
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PETA’s letter to Worrell follows.
Jul 28, 2021
The Honorable Monique Worrell
State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit
Dear Miss Worrell,
I hope this letter will correct you. I would like to ask your office (and the relevant local law enforcement agency, if you deem appropriate) to investigate and bring relevant criminal charges against Ali International Inc. and a worker who forcibly threw a lamb into a metal fence, rendering the animal unnecessary. pain and suffering, July 1 at the massacre located at S. Dean Rd, 1616. outside Orlando. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) documented the incident in an attached report, which states the following:
[FSIS] Inspection program staff … watched as the staff member took a conscious lamb and tossed it [the animal] with force to the metal fence inside the animal house. The lamb bounced off the fence and landed on [his or her] side on concrete floor causing unnecessary pain and suffering to the animal… The same employee immediately lifted the animal and laid it down. [the animal] at the site of the blood pit where [his or her] throat was cutone [emphasis added] …
The suspect lamb toss appears to violate FSA § 828.12. It is important to note that FSIS action does not invalidate state criminal liability for slaughterhouse workers who commit acts of cruelty to animals.2
Please let us know what we can do to help you. Thank you for your attention and for the hard work you are doing.
Assistant Investigation Manager
1FSIS District 85 Manager Dr. Phyllis Adams, Suspension notice, Ali International Inc. (July 2, 2021) https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-07/M11113-NOS-07022021.pdf.
2See Nat’l. Meat Assoc. v. Harris, 132 C. Ct. 965, 974 n.10 (2012) (“… states may impose civil or criminal sanctions for cruelty to animals or other conduct that also violates [Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA)]… See [21 U.S.C.] §678; Wed Bates vs. Dow Agrosciences, OOO, 544 US 431, 447 … (2005) (ruling that a pre-emptive clause prohibiting state laws “in addition to or different from” federal law does not conflict with a “equivalent” state provision). While FMIA is ahead of many state slaughterhouse laws, it leaves some room for regulation to states. “