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Friday Feature: Video Tour of a Beef Packing Plant with Temple Grandin

This weeks featured video provides an honest look at how cattle are handled at meat packing plants.  Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling, created the “Glass Walls Project” to show people the truth about humane animal handling in U.S. slaughter plants.  Some animal rights groups have provided misleading video footage of animal mistreatment.  The purpose of this project was to provide a video tour to highlight the measures that have been implemented to ensure humane treatment of meat animals at slaughter plants in the U.S. This is a great tool to share with family, friends, or people you meet that have questions about animal welfare with livestock.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqYYXswono?rel=0&start=115]

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