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Calif. bill to OK slaughterhouse surveillance fails

July 1, 2008

Sacramento, Calif. - The same day a new tape was released by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) showing alleged new abuse of cattle at a New Mexico livestock auction, a state Assembly panel rejected legislation that would have required slaughterhouses to install surveillance cameras.

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Video showing abuse of cows prompts AVMA response

June 29, 2008

Shaumburg, Ill. - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is calling for stricter adherence to humane animal handling guidelines and standards after a new video, taped by an undercover Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) employee, shows abuse to cows at a New Mexico livestock auction.

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Who pays for time?

May 1, 2008

As veterinarians, we often find ourselves unable to determine the nature and cause of the problem case. So, who pays for our time?

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Georgia VMA hires executive director

May 1, 2008

Atlanta — Clare B. Reagan, CAE, joins the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association as its executive director.

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HSVMA creates leadership council

May 1, 2008

Bethesda, MD. — The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) is moving forward to develop the new group, including plans this month to announce leadership council members.

USDA uncovers more slaughterhouse violations

April 11, 2008

Washington - 4/11/08 - Operations were suspended at one slaughterhouse and violations issued at three others after 18 facilities were evaluated in a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit, spurred by the nation's largest beef recall earlier this year.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

Beef recall spurs firing of 2 USDA employees

March 3, 2008

Washington - 3/3/08 - A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector and supervisor were suspended without pay after a facility's overlooking of multiple federal rules resulted in the largest beef recall in U.S. history

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Animal -abuse scandal triggers largest meat recall in history

March 1, 2008

Chino, Calif. — A California meat company recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month in response to animal-abuse allegations that center on purported efforts to sneak sick and injured cattle into the U.S. food system.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Biosecurity: A value-added service

March 1, 2008

"We expanded two years ago and added 500 cows."

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