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‘Piglet Smoothie’ Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

‘Piglet Smoothie’ Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets who succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it’s the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.

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Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The world’s largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company’s sows.

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Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

| November 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

There’s a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn’t even make economic sense. But some pork producers don’t believe it.

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Shanghai’s Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

Shanghai’s Dead Pigs: Search For Answers Turns Up Denials

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The discovery of thousands of dead pigs floating in the waters around Shanghai has turned up disturbing reports: of pig dumping and the sale of meat from diseased animals among pig farmers. In the village where some of the pigs came from, we found serial denials.

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