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Humane Society releases new video of mistreated livestock

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WASHINGTON (AP)  Senator Dianne Feinstein of California is urging the Agriculture Department to conduct an investigation to assess the degree of animal cruelty in the livestock industry.

The call comes after the Humane Society today released video of sick and injured livestock the group says were mistreated at auction sites and stockyards.

The group released videos shot during April and May showing downed cows abandoned for hours at facilities in Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas.

A video was posted on the group's Web site. The footage includes two downed cows at a site in Hereford, Texas.

Randy Bouldin owns the Livestock Exchange in Hereford. He says the procedure on downer cows such as this is to euthanize them in a timely manner.

Bouldin says he'll now reiterate to employees the proper procedure. But he criticized the Humane Society investigators for allowing the cows to lie there without providing assistance.

Bouldin added that the video footage was not time stamped to prove that the cows were actually there for the four hours the society claimed.

On the Net:

http://video.hsus.org/

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