Put a Stop to HIMP Expansion

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:15
Investigation Category: 

Animals' Angels and 34 other advocacy organizations have joined together to ensure the humane treatment of slaughter-plant animals - but also to ensure the health of the general public which may soon be at risk.  However, we need YOUR help! 

The USDA has recently confirmed its intention to expand the dangerous Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HIMP) program at pig slaughter plants. This program allows plants to operate at extremely high line speeds, all while reducing government oversight, transferring many of the inspection duties to the employees of the plants themselves.

The threat to both animal welfare and consumer safety is quite clear. Investigations at plants operating under this program have revealed egregious abuses against the animals, as well as pigs covered in feces and abscesses being processed for human consumption.

We have already documented, time and time again, the endemic and systemic abuses of animals at slaughter plants when they were under the so-called eagle eye of government monitoring programs. If responsibility for monitoring animal treatment and consumer safety procedures is handed over to the plants themselves, the result will be nothing short of catastrophic.

The USDA is accepting public comments until April 2, 2018. We urge you to make your voices heard!

Then, please, sign the petition - joining celebrities like Alicia Silverstone and Liam Hemsworth to say enough is enough! Go a step further for the animals by encouraging your family and friends to do the same. We must ALL work together to put a stop to this proposed expansion of the HIMP program.

Make your comments to the USDA HERE.

Sign the petitions HERE and HERE.

Read the ABC News/Associated Press release HERE.

You can find our Coalition Letter to the Dept of Agriculture HERE.

Read our March 2018 follow-up newsletter HERE

Rally in DC event info can be found HERE.