Friday, May 15, 2020

As coronavirus closes meat plants, farmers are being forced to shoot or gas their pigs

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By Melissa Pandika

Coronavirus outbreaks have shut down meat processing plants across the country. Besides sick workers and shortages, COVID-19 has created yet another grim scenario: a glut of pigs that farmers have no choice but to kill, without ever using for food, the New York Times reports. Some have taken to gassing and even shooting their pigs en masse. All of this has taken a huge economic and psychological toll on the pork industry.  Read more >>