Undercover investigations have revealed horrifying actions; the video footage of animal abuse in kosher slaughter facilities resembles something from a sick horror movie, but it is entirely real. Those strong of heart may view this undercover footage of a shackle and hoist slaughterhouse in Uruguay, from which the U.S. and Israel import much of their kosher meat. After years of undercover exposes, false promises, and a refusal to provide transparency there is a consensus among experts that the burden of proof should now be on the kosher industry. For example, Dr. Grandin was asked what she thought of Rav Shmuly's critiques of the kosher meat industry standards today. "I support Rabbi Yanklowitz," she wrote to us in early June 2014. As far as Dr. Grandin is concerned, kosher slaughter itself is not the issue, but rather the very serious animal abuse and mistreatment that animals endure while being restrained during kosher slaughter. In her email, Dr. Grandin put it simply: "there are many bad conditions in kosher plants."