We are asking you to stop buying cattle that have been given the drug Zilmax. Tyson Foods, who as you know is one of the big four beef producers, recently announced they would no longer be purchasing cattle given the drug to to animal safety concerns. Zilmax is not a drug that is necessary to produce high quality meats it is merely a drug that abuses animals in order to produce an inhumane yield from each head of cattle. You are putting profit before animal welfare and we're asking you begin to take the steps to stop.
Please join with Tyson as an industry leader and stop buying cattle that has been given Zilmax. With your influence in the meat industry you can show that animal welfare is a concern on National Beef Co.
The giant meat producer Tyson recently announced it would no longer be purchasing any cattle that had been given the drug Zilmax. The drug is often given to steers to unnaturally fatten them up in order produce more meat and bring in a higher price. However, cattle that have been given this drug have shown signs of aggression the inability to walk or move. In fact, Tyson's primary reason for refusing Zilmax cattle is because it continued to have "cattle delivered to its plant that were having difficulty walking or were unable to move."
National Beef Co. is the forth largest beef producer in the US, bringing in over 6 billion annually. Their decision on Zilmax matters. The industry took note when Tyson refused the drug and with National Beef's commitment the industry will have to do more than take note; it will have to change.
Thank you to Tyson for taking this first step towards a more humane and healthy meat industry. It's now time for National Beef Co. to join your leadership.