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END IN BLOOD: California meat-packing plant that is a target of frequent protests to close

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The hellish Farmer John slaughterhouse is finally closing, along with the fortress of lies it built around the premises, depicting ‘happy’ pigs. PETA is celebrating the end of this reeking dump and the cruelty it inflicted on animals, and we encourage everyone to recognize this closure as an invitation to leave pigs off their plates.

CITY NEWS SERVICE: The Farmer John meat-packing plant in Vernon — a frequent target of protests by animal-rights advocates critical of the treatment of pigs at the facility — will close next year, with its Virginia-based owner today citing the rising costs of doing business in California. According to Smithfield Foods, the plant will close in early 2023. The company is also exploring “strategic options to exit its farms in Arizona and California”…

The Vernon plant and its associated hog-production farm have been the target of weekly vigils organized by the Animal Alliance Network, protesting the treatment of baby pigs raised in cramped conditions until they are loaded on trucks bound for the slaughterhouse.

“They are packed into trucks with over a hundred of them piled together, often without room to move freely,” according to the organization’s website. “These pigs are usually raised in warehouses without windows and the first time they see the light is when they are loaded onto these trucks.”

PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman was pleased to hear the news. “The hellish Farmer John slaughterhouse is finally closing, along with the fortress of lies it built around the premises, depicting ‘happy’ pigs,” Reiman said in a statement issued late Friday. “PETA is celebrating the end of this reeking dump and the cruelty it inflicted on animals, and we encourage everyone to recognize this closure as an invitation to leave pigs off their plates”. SOURCE…

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