Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OPIC urges farmers to vote

The Ontario Pork Industry Council is urging its members to vote on an online poll the CBC has set up asking whether its audience members will continue to support the hog industry.

The question is posed in the context of the airing of an underground video an animal rights group, Mercy for Animals Canada, took at Puratone Corp in Manitoba.

The activists portray animal cruelty. Hog-farmer organizations counter that they don’t condone animal cruelty, but also that some of the footage depicts normal practice for euthanizing newborn piglets.