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Pork and meat crisis: Farmers face shooting dead hundreds of thousands of pigs as industry warns

• Daily Mail

The National Farmers' Union warned as many as 150,000 animals are under threat of being culled in ten days

It said a shortage of butchers means farmers are having to 'throw pigs in a skip' as they cannot be slaughtered

It comes as a farmer said he already had to slaughter hundreds of piglets due to labour shortages at abattoir

The Yorkshire stockman, who hasn't been named, took the drastic measure as they weren't killing pigs quickly

It comes as the National Pig Association warned the UK is heading into an 'acute welfare disaster very quickly'

Farmers face having to shoot dead hundreds of thousands of pigs because staff shortages at abattoirs have left too many packed in sheds on farms.

The National Farmers' Union warned as many as 150,000 animals are under threat of being culled in the next ten days.


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