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May 31, 2020 - The Daily Mail

Thousands of pigs are steamed to death at Iowa's largest pork producer

Thousands of pigs are steamed to death at Iowa's largest pork producer
Worker overlooking dead bodiesCredit: Direct Action Everywhere

Iowa's largest pork producer has allegedly euthanized thousands of pigs by steaming them to death in a mass-extermination after meat processing plants shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An investigation by animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere, or DxE, into Iowa Select Farms revealed footage of what appeared to show the brutal slaying of thousands of pigs by 'ventilation shutdown,' of VSD.

Ventilation shutdown is a mass-extermination method where pigs are hoarded inside a barn, the airways sealed shut and scalding steam is pumped inside overnight.

The heat will increasingly intensify as the pigs are essentially boiled to death as they suffocate and suffer hours of unbearable cruelty.

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