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September 21, 2020 - Factory Farm Collective

CANADA: Hylife Foods fined $75,000 for causing pain and distress to animals

CANADA: Hylife Foods fined $75,000 for causing pain and distress to animals
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On August 4, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) laid charges against Hylife Foods.

The CFIA notification reads: “It is alleged that on September 18, 2018, Hylife Foods Inc. and Hylife Foods LP handled hogs and used equipment in Neepawa, Manitoba in a manner that caused the animals avoidable distress or pain, thereby committing offences under section 21(3) of the Meat Inspection Act.Two charges allege that Hylife Foods Inc. and Hylife Foods LP used equipment for rendering hogs unconscious in a manner that subjected the animals to avoidable distress or pain.”

On September 11, 2020, the CFIA convicted Hylife Foods. The company pled guilty to three charges and were fined $75,000.

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