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June 29, 2020 - DutchNews.nl

NETHERLANDS: Pigs still boiled alive despite promises to eradicate practice: Varkens in Nood

NETHERLANDS: Pigs still boiled alive despite promises to eradicate practice: Varkens in Nood
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Despite pledges from Dutch farm minister Carola Schouten to close abattoirs and increase fines for animal cruelty following revelations about conditions in Dutch slaughterhouses in 2018, the practice of boiling pigs alive still hasn’t been eradicated, Varkens in Nood has said.

The organisation, which has been lobbying for better circumstances for pigs for decades, based its claims on inspection reports dating from the beginning of 2018 to June 2019 and has started legal proceedings against one slaughterhouse.

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