Exclusive: Video of ‘lame’ cattle stirs new concern over growth drugs
P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein
At a beef industry conference in Denver last week, the animal health auditor for meat producer JBS USA presented a video showing short clips of cows struggling to walk and displaying other signs of distress. The animals appeared to step gingerly, as if on hot metal, and showed signs of lameness, according to four people who saw the video.