Farm Animal Rights

Celebrating World Animal Month by Learning Lessons from XL Beef Recall

Sayara Thurston | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sayara Thurston

Since 2004, the XL plant has gone from slaughtering 2,400 cows per day to 4,000. It should be no surprise that many workers have been decrying the massive increase in production line speed. Not only does speeding up production lines have terrible consequences for animal welfare, such as failing to properly stun animals before slaughter, it may also have serious consequences for food safety in this country.