Pigs often become non-ambulatory “because of a temporary metabolic condition characterized by profound fatigue” according to a 2019 ruling by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The condition is “usually completely reversible” after the animals are cooled and rested.

Several non-governmental organizations who are not satisfied with that 5-year-old

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The Supreme Court is considering whether a California ban on slaughtering so-called “downer” pigs overstepped existing federal meat inspection laws.

Though several justices reportedly noted the good intentions behind the state law, the majority voiced concern about state overreach, indicating the court may rule in favor of the pork industry

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