In 2013, a whistleblower captured video footage of terrified mother pigs' final moments inside Southern Quality Meats, Inc. (SQM), a Pontotoc, Mississippi, slaughterhouse.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has awarded contracts worth more than $6 million in taxpayer funds to SQM to supply sausage to Mississippi schools, many of which have meal programs that are supplemented with federal funds.
The footage shows one SQM worker jabbing pigs with electric prongs, which are normally used to stun the animals with an electrical current prior to slitting their throats, and even using the prongs on one apparently stunned mother pig's lower abdomen and/or genitals for no apparent reason.
As this worker jabbed pigs, some vocalized in distress before they were rendered insensible and hung upside down by one leg to have their throats slit—while other pigs looked on just a few feet away.
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