‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter Persists Despite Promise

‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter Persists Despite Promise


In 2007, PETA undercover investigators in
Uruguay filmed the primitive and cruel shackle and hoist method of kosher
slaughter. South America is the leading exporter of kosher meat to Israel and the United States. Workers roped and chained the cows legs in order to
forcibly trip the animals. They then attempted to restrain the panicked cattle
on the ground by standing on their legs and wrenching their necks into position, using a sharp metal instrument nicknamed the “devil’s fork.” Some cattle were forced
to endure this trauma for several minutes. After the animals throats were
slit they were immediately hoisted into the air by one leg to be bled out. At this facility, some cows were conscious and struggling in this position for many minutes. And some workers began the dressing procedures on the animals cutting into the animals’ heads and necks and joints while the cattle were still
conscious and able to feel pain. Dr. Temple Grandin, the world’s leading
slaughterhouse expert, said: The outrage caused by this undercover video
prompted Chief Rabbi Metzger to commit to end “shackle and hoist” kosher slaughter for meat imported into Israel. But more than two years later, PETA
infiltrated the largest slaughterhouse in Uruguay, Frigorifico Las Piedras, to expose the fact that “shackle and hoist” is still being performed. These animals are being killed for export to Israel. This facility is also the largest
foreign supplier of kosher meat to the United States. Workers were filmed pulling violently on the cows’ tails and using the devil’s fork to immobilize the chained animals as they struggled on the ground. Such gratuitous cruelty violates
the fundamental Jewish principle of not causing unnecessary suffering to animals. This torture is intolerable in a
civilized world.

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34 Comments

  1. Thank you PETA for showing us the horrible truth again. Everyone should write/call/email those involved until this brutal practice ends. Remind Yona Metzger that we know he made a promise that he hasn't kept!

  2. I'm so sad because for now the only thing we can get is to make them kill "more humane", although this is bullshit, there's no such thing as "humane killing"…
    ūüôĀ

  3. For fuck sake, this makes me soo mad >:( Animals should not be treaten that way and they definately should not be eaten. What's wrong with this world..

  4. For fuck sake, this makes me soo mad >:( Animals should not be treaten that way and they definately should not be eaten. What's wrong with this world..

  5. f*cking murderers that should be slaughtered themselves, I mean who could go to work everyday and do this to these innocent animals with so much love and potential.
    Whats wrong with people?

  6. I've always thought there has to be something wrong, some empathy switch that was never turned on perhaps, for people to work in slaughter houses and do such things. Surely any reasonable person would look it it and think 'I can't do that', however these people have no qualms about killing other living creatures and causing them such pain. There must be something wrong there, and if they can do it, then they must teach thier children that there's nothing wrong with it….

  7. omfg its year 2010 and people still slaughter animals as there stupid religion says?
    religion is for morons written by morons for fucks sake!

    if ur god says u have to slughter animals like that then ur god is cruel m o t h er f uc k i ng f a g g ot who can suck my d i c k!

  8. omfg its year 2010 and people still slaughter animals as there stupid religion says?
    religion is for morons written by morons for fucks sake!

    if ur god says u have to slughter animals like that then ur god is cruel m o t h er f uc k i ng f a g g ot who can suck my d i c k!

  9. HOLY SHIT. this is one of the most horrible things i have ever seen. ): THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED! why is it still going on?!?!

  10. This is beyond cruelty and heartbreaking !
    So glad to be vegan !

    U can still eat – frites, vegan hamburgers/ nugguts, spaghetti and sorbet ice cream for god's sake huh !

  11. @elioke im also strongly against this but being a vegan wont change a thing, in fact the real problem is not the fact they are being killed but the way they are slaughtered. we are omnivores, its only natural that we eat meat, but this is still highly unethical and meaningless.

  12. Does it even matter? It still happened alive or dead. It shouldn't. PETA isn't propoganda. Learn your facts

  13. Utterly repugnant.
    I dont condem the slaughterhouse staff because they are just doing what there employers tell them and having done the job myself i can tell you now, the staff will have wanted to do the cattle the conventional way, no i blame the customers who insist on this REPUGNANT method of killing.
    Nb, Dr Temple Grandin is the worlds leading animal behaviourist and not the worlds leading slaughterhouse expert although she has done many great things for animals.

  14. Sure, so you say it's better to hide the truth and remain ignorant? These poor animals suffer horrible deaths, and you think it's better for it to remain unknown, just because it's too graphic? This is reality, bro.

  15. Thats not Kosher food…come onnn!!!! i always belived the animals didnt soffer!!!! :O

  16. O judaísmo proíbe o sofrimento dos animais no abate. Investigação já. Quem está comprando esse tipo de carne, está sendo enganado que é kasher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. P.S. OUR GOVERNMENTS ARE PART OF THE SLAUGHTER BIZ. REPS EITHER OWN SLAUGHTERHOUSES OR THEY HAVE STOCK IN THIS BLOODY BIZ OR THEY HAVE THE FACTORY FARMS. THEY JUST CARE ABOUT THEIR GREED AND NOT EVEN IF ANIMALS SUFFER. CAN'T IMAGINE BEING SLAUGHTERED ALIVE WHILE CONSCIOUS. I GUESS THOESE THAT CONSUME HAVE NO CONSCIOUS EITHER. SHAME ON THOSE THAT WORK FOR SATIN/MEN THAT CAUSE SUFFERING WITHOUT A CARE. SADISTIC FOR SURE. 

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