The U.S. Department of Justice announced that they have intervened in a civil lawsuit filed originally by the Human Society of the
"The alleged misrepresentations by Hallmark/Westland could have impacted the health of many of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — our schoolchildren," said Tony West, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. "Our intervention in this case demonstrates how seriously we will pursue allegations such as these."
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This lawsuit demonstrates how effective HSUS has become in confusing animal-welfare issues with food safety, thus furthering their agenda. West’s comments ignore additional government and industry standards that protect against BSE and also ignore the fact that the government made its own mistakes in addressing the animal-mishandling allegations. USDA’s decision to issue the largest beef recall ever when no human illnesses were ever detected was only part of the debacle. — Greg Henderson, Drovers editor.