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Undercover video shows pig abuse but also common practices
Published in 31-7-2018
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DENVER (AP) Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. Ten states none major pork producers have passed laws that ban or phase out the use of those narrow metal cages, known as gestation crates or stalls, where sows are confined during their frequent pregnancies.