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HSUS Sues USDA over Downer Cattle Loophole

As a result of the recent undercover video at a California slaughterhouse were cows who were unable to walk were forced through abusive and cruel measures to pass inspection, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) sued the federal government on Wednesday over what it said is a legal loophole that allows "downer" cows (sick or crippled cattle unable to walk) into the food supply. The HSUS is asking the USDA to close the loophole to protect consumers and ensure the humane treatment of animals. In the lawsuit, citing USDA documents, HSUS states downer cows are about 50 times more likely to have mad cow disease since the disease weakens their muscles, making them prone to falls.

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