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SPCA lays into Tiger Brands
SPCA lays into Tiger Brands

SPCA lays into Tiger Brands


IOL Business - Feb 17th 2016, 09:46

Johannesburg - Tiger Brands, South Africa’s biggest food company, has had criminal charges laid against it by an animal-rights group over a pig slaughter method that involves the animals being gassed to death in cages after being lowered into a pit. 

The National Council of SPCAs said it laid the charges because its concerns had not been addressed.
Tiger said it would comment later in a statement.

The system involves the suffocation of the pigs with carbon dioxide before they are slaughtered, the NSPCA said in an e- mailed statement on Tuesday (16 Feb).

“Until they lose consciousness the pigs display violent reactions including panic-like systems such as kicking, gasping, and frantic efforts to escape by climbing on top of one another,” it said, including video footage of the method in a link in its statement.

From © Independent On-line 2016. All rights reserved. 

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