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Feds close Hanford slaughterhouse for animal cruelty allegation

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Federal regulators have shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows, some unable to walk, being repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which buys beef for the school lunch program and inspects meat facilities, suspended operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif.

The facility slaughters hundreds of cows a day after the cows lose their value as milk producers.

The USDA says it launched an investigation after receiving hours of videotape from animal welfare group called Compassion Over Killing.

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In-N-Out cuts ties with shuttered beef supplier over animal rights video

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- In-N-Out Burger is cutting all ties with a slaughterhouse in the Central California town of Hanford. The facility has been temporarily shut down by federal regulators after a video surfaced showing the apparent mistreatment of cows.

There is no indication any of the cows slaughtered at Central Valley Meat Company were diseased. The USDA has not ordered a recall from the plant, but it is investigating if any diseased animals have entered the food supply.

Federal investigators say the graphic video taken by animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows "egregious and inhumane handling of livestock" that directly impacts the popular hamburger chain. In-N-Out says 20 to 30 percent of the beef it uses comes from Central Valley Meat Co.

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http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=8782030

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