October 23, 2018

Humane Society Video Shuts Down Catelli Brothers for Abuse

The Humane Society of the United States taped an undercover video at Catelli Brothers, a calf slaughter plant in Shrewsbury, New Jersey that found horrific abuse and mistreatment. The USDA shut down the plant after being shown the video.

Dairy Bull CalfDowned calves that were too sick, weak, or injured to walk were shocked, kicked, lifted by their ears and tails, and dragged by chains. The Humane Society says this abuse shows that the USDA must strengthen regulations to specify downed calves must be euthanized rather than being forced to walk to slaughter.

Calves are usually slaughtered when they are 16 to 20 weeks old. Some veal, called bob veal, comes from calves who are killed when they are only a few days old.

The Humane Society is asking the public to send a message to the Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS), thanking him for taking swift action at the Catelli Brothers plant, and asking for stricter regulations on standards for these animals. The Office of Inspector General 2012 report found that the agency doesn’t do enough to prevent inhumane handling and slaughter.


  1. Carol Owens says:

    It is so disappointing to here about these types of abusive places. The animals deserve to be put down humanely..DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS NOW!

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