You might've heard how five Texas school districts (including Houston, Cy-Fair and Pasadena) have refused to serve meat from Hallmark Meat Packing Co., a California slaughterhouse facing a federal probe for animal cruelty.
The development is the result of a video, released by the Humane Society of the United States, which shows workers stabbing animals with forklift blades and shooting water up their noses, among other things. You can see the video below.
-- Keith Plocek
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.