WASHINGTON — A landmark $500 million settlement has been reached against a meat packing company found to have abused its animals, according to the Humane Society of the United States. In 2008, an undercover video showed Hallmark Meat Packing Co. abusing “downer cows” — those too sick or weak to walk — on the way to slaughter, according to the Wall Street Journal. A recall of the tainted meat was the largest in U.S. history and cost $150 million in taxpayer ...

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