29 Jun '11, 2pm

Pig Slaughter Case: Supreme Court Will Decide

Last year a California law that banned the sale of pork products made from pigs that are unable to walk on their own was reinstated. The ban’s revival took place in a federal appears court, but the meat industry is still challenging the ban because it will decrease its profits. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the challenge from the meat industry. (The Obama administration actually sided with the meat industry’s criticism of the ban.) The animals in question are sometimes called downer pigs, and they were being slaughtered in California meat processing facilities. The main reason for reenacting the ban was the possibility of meat from diseased pigs being processed and sold for human consumption. Another reason was the release of a Humane Society video showing downer cows – which are in the same feeble condition as downer pigs – being dragged, shocked, kicked and rammed...

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