The AP reports:
A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into allegations of animal mistreatment at a Gordon meatpacking plant.
In a complaint filed July 9 with the Sheridan County attorney, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Local Pride LLC allows cows to remain conscious for up to two minutes after their throats are cut during the kosher slaughtering process, among other things.
PETA's senior counsel Lori Kettler said County Attorney Jamian Simmons notified PETA last week that she was petitioning the court to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the claims.
According to Kettler, Simmons cited a conflict of interest within her office.
Simmons did not immediately return a message left Tuesday at her office.
Sheridan County District Court clerk Eloise Kampbell confirmed Simmons' request and said Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug has been named special prosecutor.…
What does this mean? Not much, I think.