Last night, ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer aired an exclusive story on COK's new undercover investigation inside a California slaughterhouse that reveals rampant abuses endured by "spent" dairy cows. This facility, Central Valley Meat, is a major supplier to the USDA's National School Lunch Program and other federal food initiatives. As ABC reports, COK's investigation prompted the USDA to shut down the facility, citing "egregious inhumane handling and treatment of livestock," and In-N-Out Burger immediately severed ties with this facility, too.
In addition to ABC's national coverage, media outlets across the country - including the Associated Press, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, and more, are reporting the story, sharing the horrors forced upon farm animals with millions of Americans.
Sadly, such abuses are not isolated incidents. Numerous undercover investigations inside slaughterhouses throughout the U.S. reveal that animal cruelty is standard practice in the meat industry. Nine billion land animals - birds, pigs, and cows - are raised and killed for food each year in the U.S. The most effective way each of us can help end these abuses is to simply leave animals off our plates.