Vermont slaughterhouse operators say tough new penalties that
some lawmakers are pushing could put them out of business. They say it’s an overreaction to last year’s
shutdown of a Grand Isle operation after allegations of inhumane
The lawyer for a Vermont slaughterhouse that was ordered shut down for allegedly mistreating baby calves says the person who secretly filmed footage that led to the closure provoked a plant worker to mistreat the animals.
Interest and demand is
on the rise for meat raised in our region, but some experts say there’s
a limit to how much meat we can produce if the capacity of our regional
slaughterhouses doesn’t keep up. Also, a comparison of how Vermont and New Hampshire are handling budget woes.