Rob Zombie Appears In New Ad Aimed At Department Of Agriculture

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Rob Zombie is taking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to task over its high-speed slaughter program, which reportedly poses real-life dangers to billions of animals, workers, and consumers.

Zombie appears in a new ad for Compassion Over Killing (COK), saying, "USDA: Stop the line speeds from hell!" His image is now appearing in geo-targeted mobile ads reaching thousands of people around USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Last year, the USDA began granting waivers allowing chicken plants to increase already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds to 175 birds per minute -- or nearly three birds every second -- and has recently hinted at rulemaking that would cement these speeds nationwide.

Just last month, the agency also finalized a rule that will allow pig slaughter plants nationwide to run kill lines as fast as they want. High-speed lines also endanger slaughter plant workers, with frequent severe injuries and even amputations.

Zombie recently released his latest film, Three From Hell, and will issue a new album next year.