Washington Beef Processing Plant, Toppenish, WA - 5/8/08

Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 13:30
Investigation Category: 

The Animals’ Angels inspectors request a meeting with the management of the large cattle slaughter plant in Toppenish. 1500 cattle are slaughtered at this facility each day. During the meeting we are informed that the plant was designed by Dr. Temple Grandin and that strict audits in regards to animal handling and welfare are conducted on a regular basis. There are water troughs in all pens and the use of electric prods is forbidden. Video cameras at all loading ramps monitor the unloading of the trucks and the way the animals are handled by the drivers.