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Beef Supplier For In-N-Out and School Lunches Shut Down For Cruelty

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Any Angeleno who has regularly journeyed to Northern California via the I5 knows two landmarks: Kettleman City's In-N-Out pitstop, and the stretch of stench that comes from a massive cattle ranch a few miles North.

ABC News reports that Hanford's Central Valley Meat, which is based a few miles Northeast of the Kettleman City area on the I5, has been temporarily shut down due to their cruelty towards their cattle. The ranch supplied U.S. school lunch programs and In-N-Out, the latter of which immediately cancelled their contract. Says the NBC update:

Central Valley Meat is a supplier of beef to the USDA national school lunch program. It currently holds a $3.8 million, two-month contract with the government.

Tape was obtained from animal rights activist group Compassion Over Killing, and shows workers using electric prods on diseased "downer cows" that could barely walk. The abuses were happening regardless of USDA inspection.

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The full report will be on Diane Sawyer show tonight.

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