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Meat Plant Closures Mean that Pigs are Gassed or Shot

May 14, 2020 by


By Michael Corkery and David Yaffe-Bellany One Minnesota hog farmer sealed the cracks in his barn and piped carbon dioxide through the ventilation system. Another farmer has considered gassing his animals after loading them into a truck. And a third shot his pigs in the head with a gun. It took him all day. These […]

Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections

April 3, 2019 by


by Kimberly Kindy A 3-month-old pig sits in a pen in Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40 percent and replacing them […]

Washington State whole hog salmonellosis cases linked to slaughterhouse

August 13, 2015 by


by Ben Chapman Growing up in Canada, barbecue was an event, or an outside cooking appliance. In North Carolina barbecue is a food. And for some, sort of a religion. Barbecue is made by slow cooking pork (often a whole hog) in a smoker for hours until the meat is tender enough to be pulled […]

Killer Pig Virus Wipes Out More Than 10 Percent Of Nation’s Hogs, Causing Spike In Pork Prices

April 28, 2014 by


John Goihl, a hog nutritionist in Shakopee, Minnesota, knows a farmer in his state who lost 7,500 piglets just after they were born. In Sampson County, North Carolina, 12,000 of Henry Moore’s piglets died in three weeks. Some 30,000 piglets perished at John Prestage’s Oklahoma operation in the fall of 2013. The killer stalking U.S. […]

Walmart Pork Supplier Allegedly Caught Abusing Pigs

November 5, 2013 by


Originally published on The Huffington Post  and reprinted with permission. by Dominique Mosbergen Undercover footage that appears to show horrifying conditions at a Walmart pork supplier has prompted investigations at a Minnesota factory farm. Local law enforcement executed a search warrant at Pipestone System’s Rosewood Farms in Pipestone, Minn., on Oct. 9, following a complaint […]

Study finds health issues with pigs consuming GM foods

July 17, 2013 by


A new study linking consumption of genetically modified foods to stomach inflammation and reproductive problems in pigs is being used as fuel in the fight to have GM foods labeled in the United States. More than 20 states are currently considering related legislation. A new study by a team based at Flinders and Adelaide universities […]

Artxezin Amezcua, Retired California Teacher, Charged With Illegally Butchering Pigs In His Home

July 2, 2012 by


A California man has been charged with five counts of violating the state’s Food and Agriculture Code stemming from allegations that he illegally butchered pigs and sold meat from his home. Charges against Artxezin “Art” Mariscal Amezcua, a 62-year-old retired teacher, include running an unlicensed operation, operating an unclean and unsanitary establishment and conducting the […]