PETA targets local meat business


HAUBSTADT, Ind. (WEHT) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is targeting a Tri-state meat packing company.

PETA says two incidents show inhumane practices used in the slaughterhouse at Dewig Meats in Haubstadt, but we found the issue has been resolved.

The first incident dates back last October when a consumer safety inspector reported a cow regained consciousness after a bolt device was used to stun the animal. An employee then used the device again successfully.

The second incident took place this January. An inspector reported an employee used the device on an animal three times.

PETA called on the prosecutor’s office to investigate.

Eyewitness News obtained the documents from the USDA. They show on the same day the second incident was reported — Dewig Meats made corrective actions.

The USDA immediately said it reviewed and accepted those corrective measures.

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(This story was originally published on January 30, 2020)

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