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January 18, 2020 - NL Times

Pigs cooked alive at Netherlands slaughterhouses

Pigs cooked alive at Netherlands slaughterhouses
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Inspectors from the food and consumer product safety authority NVWA still regularly encounter pigs drowning in a piping hot water bath, kicking and screaming, at slaughterhouses in the Netherlands.

Inspectors saw it happen with their own eyes six times in 18 months, according to documents animal rights organization Varkens in Nood requested from the NVWA, RTL Nieuws reports. The documents cover the period January 2018 to July 2019. They show that in multiple cases, pigs were not killed properly and suffered terribly as a result. There were also cases of slaughterhouse workers not checking whether a pig was unconscious, resulting in the animals being slaughtered while awake and aware.

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