Thanks. What you advised jogged my memory and is correct. Not being an expert on kosher procedures I assumed they were violated. Would the methods used render the meat non-kosher?
I do remember being on the phone with a prominent rabbi while we both watched the secretly taped video of the cows with slashed throats trying to stand, and in one case, actually getting up and walking around. He told me that it did not look like any schechita he ever heard about or witnessed. It was horrible to watch, I had such tears streaming down my face (I gave up eating any red meat several years ago).
According to humane slaughter expert Dr. Temple Grandin, dead animals are not supposed to show more than random leg kicking. This cow was walking in a coordinated manner, it was just sickening. Also, instead of having the more humane walk-in kill box, this disgusting slaughterhouse had a drum which rotated the animal belly-up while alive, to make the throat area more accessible. I cannot imagine the terror of a large animal unnaturally confined in a helpless position. After the slaughter, the drum opened and the supposedly dead animal slid awkwardly down a concrete ramp. That is the point at which some of them tried to stand and the one that walked did. Even if I still ate red meat, I would shun this brand. I won't even buy their chickens. I personally consider this brand to be unkosher, and won't have it in my home.