Animal Rights

Dept of Agriculture Shuts Down Slaughterhouse Over Animal Rights Group's Secret Video, Opens Investigation

Into alleged inhumane practices

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Slaughterhouses aren't places for the squeamish, but a secret video taken last year of calves at Catelli Bros.' plant in the borough was enough for federal regulators to draw the line.

After reviewing the Humane Society's video, the U.S Department of Agriculture suspended Catelli's operations here and started an investigation into the company's treatment of cattle, the animal rights group said Monday.