Southern Quality Meats Responds to PETA Video
PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) – The president of a north Mississippi meat processor says a video released by an animal rights group shows two instances in which pigs were not stunned properly before slaughter.
Southern Quality Meats president Don Haynie says Friday in a news release that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not give his company a copy of the video it released to news organizations this week.
After getting the video from a third party, Haynie says it was shot inside the Pontotoc plant. He says it shows workers using correct stunning techniques. He says the video showed two incidents where a pig was not knocked unconscious by the stun.
Haynie says workers have been retrained on the proper stunning techniques.
The video prompted federal safety inspectors to visit the plant.
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7/12/2013 12:28:22 PM (GMT -5:00)