Slaughterhouse cited for animal cruelty


A slaughterhouse in Klamath Falls, Masami Foods Inc. is being cited with another animal cruelty claim.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture representative says it was cited on February 6.

An inspector saw a worker slit a conscious pig's throat as the animal was hanging upside.

PETA says this violates Oregon's Lodge Slaughter Statute.

"PETA is asking the Oregon Department of Agriculture to investigate and to file criminal charges appropriate against Masami Foods and those responsible in the hopes of preventing more animals from suffering the same mishandling," Colin Henstock with PETA said.

In November, the slaughterhouse violated federal regulations by shooting a cow three times in the head.

But later, the Klamath County Sheriff's Office reviewed the report and determined, no crime was committed.

News10 reach out to the Sheriff's Office about this incident but have not received a response.

Masami Foods has refused to comment.

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