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Supreme Court to Consider Pig Welfare at Slaughter

by 5m Editor
31 October 2011, at 9:49am

CALIFORNIA, US - The National Meat Assocation is challenging a law in the state that requires slaughterhouses to remove and euthanise animals unable to walk.

The Supreme Court in Washington has decided plenty of cases concerning cruelty, inhumane treatment and executions but until now, none was about pigs.

Los Angeles Times report that the case of the 'nonambulatory pigs' involves a dispute between California and the pork industry over how to handle pigs unwilling or unable to walk when they arrive at a slaughterhouse.

The issue, which the justices will take up this week, has already got the Obama administration in trouble with the Humane Society of the United States, which blamed government lawyers for joining the case on the side of the pork producers.

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- You can view the full report by clicking here.