illegal slaughter (2)

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An operation led by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil has led to the arrest of six people charged with the unlicensed slaughter of horses and sale of horsemeat, which ended up as steaks and burgers. The scale of the fraud involved about 800 kilograms of meat being distributed per week, and this could have been taken place for 7 months.

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4981653700?profile=RESIZE_400xLivestock rustling is on the rise in the UK. According to the National Farmers Mutual Union Insurance company, which reported that in 2019 farm animals worth £3 million were stolen. An earlier Guardian article describes some of the disturbing incidents of livestock theft and illegal slaughter in 2014. It appears that the situation is worse even in the Covid-19 lockdown.

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