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USA: PETA Calls for Cruelty-to-Animals Charges Against Smithfield Foods

PETA has filed a complaint with W. Parker Councill, commonwealth’s attorney for Isle of Wight County, urging him to file criminal charges against Smithfield Foods for failing to provide emergency veterinary care to severely injured pigs.

PETA filed the complaint after a truck carrying 185 pigs to a Smithfield Foods slaughterhouse overturned on October 18, 2005, resulting in the deaths of 74 animals. The incident marked at least the fifth deadly accident in 19 months involving Smithfield trucks that were hauling pigs in Southeastern Virginia....


Source: PETA Calls for Cruelty-to-Animals Charges Against Smithfield Foods
Author: PETA

Link: PETA files new complaint of cruelty against Smithfield Foods
Link: The Hidden Lives of Pigs

Date: 2006-06-23

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