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Take Action! Stop Killing of 500,000 Pigs in Chile (Video) | Care2 Causes

Take Action! Stop Killing of 500,000 Pigs in Chile (Video) | Care2 Causes

After an environmental disaster at the world’s largest pig factory in Chile, the government said it would evacuate half a million pigs — but now the factory owner wants to kill them all. The crisis started when local people in Freirina, in the Atacama region of Northern Chile, protested the foul stench from the factory. The factory owner, Agrosuper, blamed a ventilation breakdown and the failure of “special” micro-organisms to eliminate waste. The locals’ protest descended into violence and their blockade of the factory led to it being abandoned, the pigs being left to their fate with little food and water. The spokesperson for the demonstrators, Yahir Rojas, blamed government incompetence for “all the violence.” The Chief Executive of Agrosuper, José Guzmán, claimed that : We didn’t abandon the plant, we evacuated, which is very different. A Chilean government interventio...

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