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Coronavirus: Concerns for welfare of surplus pigs as butchers forced to close

May 13th, 2020

New Zealand is facing an animal welfare crisis with up to 5000 fast-growing pigs unable to be sent to slaughter every week during the coronavirus lockdown. Independent butchers were left off the Government’s list of essential businesses allowed to open during the lockdown and were forced to close last week.

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