Humane Methods of Slaughter Act: USDA Inspectors' Views on Enforcement (GAO-10-244SP), February 2010, an E-supplement to GAO-10-203

Video Surveillance

27. Does the establishment use video surveillance for any purpose?
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28. Does the establishment use video surveillance for the following areas?
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  a. Stun box and restrainer
  b. Bleed rail
  c. Pens
  d. Alleyway/chute to the stun box
  e. Area where the trucks are unloaded
   

29. Does the establishment use any of this video surveillance to observe humane handling?
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30. How often, if at all, do you view establishment video to observe humane handling?
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31. If FSIS were to issue regulations addressing the use of video surveillance, how useful would it be for you to have access to video of each of the following areas at this establishment?
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    Very useful Moderately useful Slightly useful Not at all useful Don't know No response
  a. Stun box and restrainer
  b. Bleed rail
  c. Pens
  d. Alleyway/chute to the stun box
  e. Area where the trucks are unloaded
   

32. Explain why video would or would not be useful in these areas.


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