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Episode Info: Efforts to Close “Painful” Loophole in Animal Slaughter Regs NEW YORK - Some see it as a "painful" loophole in animal-slaughter regulations. It affects so-called "downer calves" in the Tri-State area: cattle that are on the ground and can't get up. Federal law currently prohibits the slaughter for food of adult cattle that are too sick, injured or weak to stand on their own, said Paul Shapiro, vice president for farm animal protection at the Humane Society of the United States. ...(Read More)Read more »

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