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The Slaughterhouse Video That Led to the Largest Beef Recall in U.S. History

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In late January a video documenting the mistreatment of cattle at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. in Chino was released the Humane Society. The media (LAist included) was sensitive enough to leave this video on the rack but that didn't keep government officials from investigating and announcing the largest beef recall -- nearly 150 million pounds -- in U.S. history this weekend.

This video contains footage of inhumane treatment of animals