Five Charged over Alleged Abuse of Pigs

by 5m Editor
26 April 2012, at 8:25am

AUSTRALIA - Five people have been charged following an investigation into allegations of animal abuse at a Victorian abattoir last November.

ABC reports that the Victorian Department of Primary Industries carried out its investigation after video footage showed pigs being killed with a sledgehammer at the L.E. Giles abattoir at Trafalgar in Gippsland.

The abattoir was forced to close after the incident.

The DPI says it won't comment further on the animal cruelty charges, as the matter is before the courts.

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