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Farmers will have to euthanize millions of pigs as meat plants remain closed

By Sophie Lewis | 15 May 2020

CBS NEWS — Food banks are experiencing unprecedented demand and some grocery stores are rationing meat during the coronavirus pandemic. But as meat processing plants remain shuttered, farmers will have to euthanize up to 10 million pigs by mid-September to avoid overcrowding, according to the National Pork Producers Council.

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) said last week that approximately 170,000 pigs per day cannot be sent to plants — and there is not nearly enough space to house all of them. The council called the euthanization of up to 10 million hogs in the coming months “the only humane option” to avoid overcrowding on farms, a sentiment echoed by meat companies. […]

1 Comment on Farmers will have to euthanize millions of pigs as meat plants remain closed

  1. Astonishing to think that this disaster in rural America has been caused by the same evil Prof. Neil Ferguson, whose “expert advice” caused millions of British farm animals to be euthanized after his fake predictions about Foot & Mouth Disease in 2001, “which left rural Britain economically devastated”.

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