A security guard opens the gate at the Central Valley Meat Co., the California slaughterhouse recently shut down by federal regulators after they received a graphic video of cows being mistreated. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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This cow may have been raised for food on a farm near you, but it may not necessarily have been processed nearby suzettesuzette/Flickr.com hide caption

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