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Look inside a pork processing plant (video)


This news story was published on April 27, 2016.
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Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin will help implement federal laws and other rules if the Prestage Foods pork processing plant is built in Mason City

MASON CITY – A person sometimes called the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling at meat packing plants would help put the “final touches” on the Prestage Foods pork plant in Mason City, should it be built, NIT is told.

Dr. Temple Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling at meat packing plants.

NIT is told by Mayor Eric Bookmeyer that Dr. Grandin “will be on the ground in Mason City to put final touches on this plant” if it is built. The development faces city council scrutiny one last time on May 3, then Prestage Foods must finish other permitting and land acquisition tasks before ground would be broken later this summer.

NIT was invited to share a video with our audience – part of “The Glass Walls Project” – showing “an honest look at how pigs are handled at pork packing plants” through a guided tour with Dr. Grandin.

This fascinating video shows how pigs are handled at a pork processing plant – from the farm to the plant itself. The pigs at the Prestage plant that may come to Mason City would be CO2 gassed prior to slaughter. Watch the video if you have an interest in the processes at a pork processing plant.

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21 Responses to Look inside a pork processing plant (video)

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    mint Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Please read this article, it is about a man who went to work undercover in a animal slaughter house, http://boingboing.net/2012/03/08/working-undercover-in-a-slaugh.html.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Matt – I hope more people read that LACK STORY – Mitchell county pig shit poisoning and corruption in that county – UNBELIEVABLE! from wed.4/27/16 – especially the LINK – it’s more than scary and shows how CORRUPT our elected officals and big corporation have become – always carry – if you trust these people to save you – well read the link from yesterday about the pig farm poisioning going on and the corruption that goes with it.. Ethenol plant/chemical plant/Walk/Bartz/ socialism -corruption – By the way we still have’nt solved the STUMO murder here in worth county. Lots of rumors about our officals and law enforcement partisipation.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

      I read that one, myself, and sent it to several others. If it’s 100% true, it’s an unbelievable story… lurid.

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    mint Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 1:55 am

    No civil society would allow this inhumane treatment of animals, and damage to the environment.

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      simpleton Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 5:43 am

      Bookmeyer should have told the dems , ragan an steckmen that it was a planed parent hood factory killing 10,000 baby’s a day and selling the parts to China . It would be all approved & built already .

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        mint Reply Report comment

        April 28, 2016 at 6:36 am

        There are plenty of Republicans who also endorse abortion, both parties are controlled and always’ have been by the same entity, the people are given the illusion their votes count, people vote for the candidates who have been selected, presidents are selected decades in advance, by the Illuminati, presidents are all from “Royal” lineage also, and they are all closely related.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

          If that was the case how did hussein obama get elected .

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            Sid

            April 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm

            Barack Obama was elected not once but twice because dumb-ass sheep like you got George “Dubya” Bush elected.
            And you idiots bought into his lying BS not once but twice..

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            Anonymous

            April 30, 2016 at 10:00 pm

            Tricky sid is still blaming President Bush for hussein’s obumers messes. And then she tries to bully . Get over it , this is part of life & being a good steward , all pigs are killed for food.

      • NIT Publisher

        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        April 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

        Ouch.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Nothing inhumane about this process.

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      Reality Check Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Hey Mint: Unless you are a vegetarian, see you at Fareway Meat Counter. They have some excellent specials this week and the Butchers are absolutely outstanding. Pork Ribs are only $1.99 a pound. Chicken hind quarters and ground turkey are also bargains.

      Unless the worlds eating habits change radically, it is what it is.

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    mint Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2016 at 1:39 am

    This video is a USDA pig slaughter operation also, the video is so awful youtube makes you sign in first, the video is called “Hormel : USDA – approved high speed slaughter house hell,” https://youtu.be/XPGIMCmpfxUter, there are “many” other videos about animal factory confinements, animal factory slaughter operations, and the damage they cause to the environment, in my view the video above is not a “True” representation of a animal slaughter operation, just more lies.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Can’t stand the thought of inhumane treatment of animals, personally. I hope if the new plant is built, the video I shared is an accurate depiction of what will happen there. It’s about as good as those animals can hope for. It will be up to the inspectors to make sure. Of course, if anything starts going wrong, NIT will gladly take tips from Prestage employees and follow up / investigate.

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    Lloyd Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    This was very good . Dr Ron Prestage was on kglo’s ask the mayor show this morning & he said they want the same plant here in Mason like they showed in the video . I don’t mind the plant coming to Mason , but Bob Fisher never asked him about the hog confinements that will be cropping up 2.5 miles out of town . This is still to close to town ! 10 miles out smells more like it …….

    • Matt Marquardt

      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      April 28, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Bobby tries hard to earn his pay, which is probably way less than a Prestage broom-pusher will soon get. Don’t expect Bobby to ask tough questions… his typical work day is copy/paste while nesting in a chair, perhaps egging someone on during the slaughtering process. But, Bobby is an award-winning journalist, let us not forget that little brown mis-shapen nugget. If he sells his plastic award, he might get enough cash to buy a needle and thread kit to sew up his ripped windbreaker.

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    Reality Check Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks NIT…….very informative.

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    Savage Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    It was a good video. Looks as humane as you could hope for.

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    just the facts Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Be nice if the video wasn’t partially covered by a friggin commercial !!!

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      April 27, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Click the “X” in the corner of the banner ad to close it out.