Meat Plant Closures Means Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Source: The New York Times

(May 14, 2020) These are dark days on many American pig farms. Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants across the Midwest have created a backlog of pigs that are ready for slaughter but have nowhere to go. Hundreds of thousands of pigs have grown too large to be slaughtered commercially, forcing farmers to kill them and dispose of their carcasses without processing them into food...Read more»