Menzel's Meats Knockbox (Pigs)

At Menzel's Meats, large sows and boars are herded into the knockbox, generally in pairs. They are often kept in the confined space for long periods of time, with one pair observed to remain in the knockbox for over four hours. They are then shot with a rifle to paralyse them and tipped out into the kill room where their throats are slit. Footage shows occasions where stunning is unsuccessful and pigs have to be shot for a second or third time in order to render them unconscious. On one occasion, a pig is shot a minimum of six times, both in the knockbox and after being tipped out into the kill room. Pigs are observed thrashing violently in the kill room after they have been shot.
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Published: Thu 3 Aug 2023 by Farm Transparency Project
Captured/filmed: June 2023
Created: August 2023
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Licence: Creative Commons License
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Country: Australia
Location: Menzel's Meats, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia