Animal Partisan Files Private Criminal Complaint Against Virginia Slaughterhouse

Animal Partisan filed a private criminal complaint urging a Virginia Magistrate to issue a warrant for animal cruelty against Gentle Harvest Custom Processing slaughterhouse, its plant manager, and an employee. The complaint stems from an October 7, 2022, incident in which a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service inspector assigned to the Winchester slaughterhouse witnessed a plant employee shoot a pig four times in the head.