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PETA: More oversight needed in livestock industry

There are 49 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 17, 2008, titled PETA: More oversight needed in livestock industry. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An animal rights group is calling for increased oversight of factory farms to prevent the kind of abuse found in an undercover investigation at a hog farm in western Iowa.

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David

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 17, 2008
People Eating Tasty Animals!

as if peta should talk, you should see how they treat animals:
http://www.petakillsanimals.com/index.cfm
The Loon

Mississauga, Canada

#2 Sep 17, 2008
Farmers farm much better than governments regulate.
Franklin Adams

Fargo, ND

#3 Sep 17, 2008
The Loon wrote:
Farmers farm much better than governments regulate.
We may have reached common ground on and issue.
I agree

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Sep 17, 2008
Bigger, thicker steaks please.
Tom from St Michael

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Sep 17, 2008
While I hate to see anything or anyone on earth treated cruelly in any manner. I do confess to being a meat eater. I think questioning the treat ent of animals the last few hours before they are killed for us to eat is sort of splitting hairs. If we all had to spend any time in a meat packing plant, I think there would be far more vegetarians around. Lets find a more socially helpful way for the government to spend our tax dollars than making sure the guys that prepare our meat products are nice to their victims before they are slaughtered.
Tom from St Michael

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Sep 17, 2008
Kudos to "The Loon" I have never seen a more factual post ever!
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Sep 17, 2008
Tom from St Michael wrote:
While I hate to see anything or anyone on earth treated cruelly in any manner. I do confess to being a meat eater. I think questioning the treat ent of animals the last few hours before they are killed for us to eat is sort of splitting hairs. If we all had to spend any time in a meat packing plant, I think there would be far more vegetarians around. Lets find a more socially helpful way for the government to spend our tax dollars than making sure the guys that prepare our meat products are nice to their victims before they are slaughtered.
They don't have to be "nice", they just have to kill the animals as humanely as possible. I don't think that's asking too much.

And if it weren't for sadistic creeps like those guys in Iowa there wouldn't even been a need for investigations like this.

I am, however, cynical about PETA calling for investigations. They don't want investigations that would result in a more humane killing of the animals, they want slaughterhouses closed down period and everyone to be forced to become a vegetarian.

They don't fool me.
World Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 17, 2008
As near as I can remember it, this was an actual news report in Detroit maybe ten years ago:

"A truck caring hogs to a slaugherhouse overturned on I-94 this morning. No one was injured, but tragically, a few of the hogs had to be destroyed. The rest were able to continue their journey in another truck."
No, I am not making this up.
World Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Sep 17, 2008
In above news report, that should have been "carrying" not "caring."
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Sep 17, 2008
World Citizen wrote:
As near as I can remember it, this was an actual news report in Detroit maybe ten years ago:
"A truck caring hogs to a slaugherhouse overturned on I-94 this morning. No one was injured, but tragically, a few of the hogs had to be destroyed. The rest were able to continue their journey in another truck."
No, I am not making this up.
Well that's like someone on death row trying to commit suicide and the prison giving him/her medical care so they'll recover.

So they can be executed.

At that point you have to say to yourself...HUH?
Falin Palin

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 17, 2008
Requiring workers to refrain from shoving a rod up a sow's rectum is NOT asking too much!
Kathy

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 17, 2008
there stupid pigs,whats the big deal?. I'm not talikg about the animals either.
Sarah Palin

Dallas, TX

#13 Sep 17, 2008
Umm, I think our hunter gatherer ancestors probably tickled their soon to be meals with a fluffy pink feather to distract it before having a cohort bonk it on the head with a big stick...NOT. They slit their throats and cut them open from chin to a.s.s. hole, ripped out the insides and skinned them. Then cut the meat into nice little portions. There is no nice way to do that. Get over it. You aren't going to find the top of the genetic pool working in this industry.
The Loon

Mississauga, Canada

#14 Sep 17, 2008
Yes Falin, it is not my business and passing a law will just cost me money to enfore by an overpaid, underworked, unionized bum who votes DFL every election because she thinks she is not loved by the public.

I repeat, I do not want the government telling farmers what, or how to farm.
The Loon

Mississauga, Canada

#15 Sep 17, 2008
Kathy, it is "they are" not "there stupid pigs". Makes you seem like a ..........
Choices

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Sep 17, 2008
These 20 clowns speak and it's front page?

They would rather that people become test agents for new life saving drugs, starvation increase across the world by reduced ag production, and furthur hamper our beleagured US economy by punishing one area that is clearly American made.

Put them in a clown car and send them to France.
Bunch of fools

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 17, 2008
The American people are nothing more than a collection of fools. Here this country is on the verge of going bankrupt and the only thing that is keeping us afloat at this time is
the fact everything we have is being taken over buy foreign governments and/or foreign corporations, in the end America will own nothing, all Americans will have to answer, work
and perform for foreign governments, because they'll basically own us. And the idiots that
think PETA is going to solve any problems other than create diversions from real issues, then there is nothing more to say, it's hard to change an idiots mind set.

America is one of the weakest nations on the face of the earth, we have nukes and a powerful military, BIG DEAL! Average americans are not going to be able to buy homes, cars, food and a good education with nukes and military might.
Tom Shakopee

Waterloo, IA

#18 Sep 17, 2008
Sarah D wrote:
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They don't have to be "nice", they just have to kill the animals as humanely as possible. I don't think that's asking too much.
And if it weren't for sadistic creeps like those guys in Iowa there wouldn't even been a need for investigations like this.
I am, however, cynical about PETA calling for investigations. They don't want investigations that would result in a more humane killing of the animals, they want slaughterhouses closed down period and everyone to be forced to become a vegetarian.
They don't fool me.
Sarah,

Congratulations, you get it!! Liberalism, and we all know PETA is an arm of the Democrat Party, is an extremist organization. Their main objective is to bring into line Animal and Human Life. It is why I believe LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.

You have the Democrat Party that is nothing more than a conglomeration of Groups, i.e.(Labor Unions, Minorities, NOW Women, H o m o S e x u a l s, Abortionists, a.k.a.(Murderers), etc. It is nothing more than a conglomeration of God-Hating, Family-Loathing, Morally-Depraved individuals - Hence the conclusion that Liberalism is a mental disorder. PETA is just one of many examples.
ICEManCometh

United States

#19 Sep 17, 2008
These plants need more oversight in their HUMAN RESOURCES and PERSONNEL departments. They need to stop hiring illegal aliens. Know what a fake SS card looks like, and what gives away a fake green card...hint: they're NOT GREEN anymore!! The Feds should make it incumbent on all employers to use E-Verify system to check legality of workers.

By the way, go to www.NumbersUSA.com to see how to contact Sen. Coleman and Sen. Klobuchar, and any other Senator today, tonight, and until they REAUTHORIZE E-VERIFY for employers to use to stop illegal employment. Sen. Menendez of New Jersey is trying to stop E-Verify by saying he want a HALF MILLION new foreign worker visas if he lets E-Verify come to a vote. What a crock! 8 straight months of rising U.S. unemplyment and this bonehead wants a half million more foreign workers?? Let 'em have a piece of your mind: Senate switchboard is listed on the website.
PEOPLE EATING TASTE MEAT

Vergas, MN

#20 Sep 17, 2008
PETA is a tereroist group and should be he delt with

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