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Published February 03, 2014, 11:02 AM

Humane livestock handling a recent concern

The issue of the humane handling and slaughter of livestock is not a recent concern triggered by videos that shock the public. The issue goes back as far as the Eisenhower Administration when, in 1958, Congress passed the Humane Slaughter Act (HMSA). In that act, Congress “declared [it] to be the policy of the United States that the slaughtering of livestock and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter shall be carried out only by humane methods.”

By: Daryll E. Ray and Harwood Schaffer, Agweek

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