Cattlemen speak out on downer livestock ruling

Cattlemen speak out on downer livestock ruling

Red Bluff Daily News

Following this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the slaughter of non-ambulatory livestock, there is some lingering confusion about the slaughter of non-ambulatory cattle.

In short, the court’s ruling that California law cannot be stricter than federal law does not affect the slaughter of non-ambulatory cattle because federal regulations already prohibit the slaughter and sale of meat from cattle that are unable to walk.

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