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Up to 80% of Pigs Not Stunned Properly in Slaughterhouses

Pigs are often not properly stunned before slaughter, leading to immense suffering during the killing process. This happens because some slaughterhouses prioritize speed and efficiency over animal welfare. While it's difficult to give an exact number, it's estimated that a significant percentage of pigs in slaughterhouses are not properly stunned before slaughter. According to a study published in the journal Meat Science, up to 80% of pigs may not be stunned correctly on the first attempt. This means that these pigs may still be conscious when their throats are slit and they are lowered into scalding hot water to remove their hair and skin. It's important to note that even if a pig is stunned properly, this does not eliminate the ethical concerns around animal slaughter for human consumption. By eliminating animal products from our diets, we can help reduce the demand for meat and the resulting harm to animals. It's a simple but effective way to help prevent animal cruelty and promote a more compassionate world.



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