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Millions of farm animals culled as US food supply chain chokes up

US government vets ready to assist with depopulation.


May 6, 2020
By The Guardian

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Covid-related slaughterhouse shutdowns in the US are leading to fears of meat shortages and price rises, while farmers are being forced to consider “depopulating” their animals.

More than 20 slaughterhouses have been forced to close, although some have subsequently reopened.

Last week, President Trump issued an executive order to keep slaughterhouses open which would, he said, help solve liability problems for meat companies.

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At least two million animals have already reportedly been culled on farm, and that number is expected to rise.

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