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Animal abuse at slaughterhouses draws ire

A seven-minute video showing cows at two slaughterhouses being severely beaten, having large quantities of water pumped into their stomachs, having their nostrils pierced with iron wire and being tied up to prevent them from struggling was revealed by an animal welfare advocacy group yesterday.

The group called for a thorough government investigation and a public boycott to stop such cruelty.

Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan director Chen Yu-min (陳玉敏) said the cows had hoses of 2cm in diameter and 200cm long inserted through their mouths to their stomachs and were forced to ingest about 80 liters of water (about twice the daily necessary amount) in two minutes, three to four times a day.

full story: 2012/06/27/2003536351

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