Center Op-ed: Trump's New Hog-slaughter Rule Is Cruel
A new rule from the Trump administration, writes the Center's Hannah Connor in the Des Moines Register, speeds up slaughterhouse lines and reduces federal inspector numbers. This will increase the pain and suffering of the animals killed — plus the number of injuries, including severe cuts and amputations, to the people working the lines. And add more wastewater pollution, too.
In December the Center, along with six animal-welfare groups, sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its inhumane, irresponsible decision to do away with pig-slaughter speed limits.
Read Hannah's column.