AMI says HSUS assertions in lawsuit don’t hold up

AMI says HSUS assertions in lawsuit don’t hold up

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

The president of the American Meat Institute says assertions made in the lawsuit filed against USDA by the Humane Society just don’t hold weight. Patrick Boyle told reporters Thursday that USDA should NOT reconsider its very narrow exception for allowing downer animals to be reinspected and reevaluated and then processed for food. He says there is not an increase in BSE risk as HSUS claims, “A Texas A&M expert says the risk of an animal in the circumstances when it has passed antemortem inspection and subsequently goes down in that brief period thereafter is Zero.”


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