A South Valley meat plant is closed for business after an animal cruelty investigation by the feds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now looking into allegations of animal cruelty at the Central Valley Meat Company in Hanford.
An animal rights group, Compassion for Killing, reportedly has several hours of videotape from the plant, showing cows being brutally abused before they're sent to the slaughterhouse.
Those tapes, turned over to the federal government, allegedly show animals being kicked, pulled by their tails, shocked, suffocated, and even shot.
The video is from an undercover investigator, working at the plant in June.
Investigators decided to shut down the facility, at least temporarily, as they look into the way animals are treated there.
A statement released by the USDA's food safety and inspection service determined: "There was sufficient evidence of several incidents that were determined to be egregious inhumane handling and treatment of livestock."
Three hundred people work at the Hanford plant.
The owner, Brian Coelho, says he's committed to correcting any problems as quickly as possible.
Beef from the meat processing plant is used by the national school lunch program.