Louisiana Blasted by Animal Protection Group

By Emily Fontenot, American Press, Lake Charles

Louisiana is under fire from an animal protection group for being the only state not to cite any slaughterhouses for violating federal humane slaughter laws in recent years. But state officials said Louisiana’s record proves the opposite: that slaughterhouses are doing their jobs by managing not to violate the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which governs the treatment of farm animals up to and during slaughter.