04 Jun '17, 2pm

PIG TRIAL VERDICT: PIGS LOSE, PETA WINS

“During cross-examination, Veldjesgraaf said the animals are given water before and after they’re loaded onto the trucks, but not during transit.” “Court heard that there are guidelines for the transportation of livestock, including that they should be protected from ‘undue hardship’ and that the floor of the truck should be lined with hay or wood chips.” “When asked if guidelines for transporting animals are aimed at ensuring the welfare and safety of animals, Veldjesgraaf responded yes, adding that it’s also for the welfare of ‘the food chain.’” “But transport laws prohibit exposing animals to suffering from weather exposure. The industry’s own code of practice states, ‘all species will pant when overheated, animals standing with neck extended with open mouthed breathing is a dangerous situation.’” “Though the industry hasn’t updated its trucks to better comply with regu...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2017/05/17/pig-trial-verdict-pigs...

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