30-06-2014 08:25 AM | New Zealand

NZ pig farms 'cannot be trusted'

An animal rights group believes shocking footage showing squalid and cruel conditions at a Christchurch pig farm is "just the tip of the iceberg".

The pork industry is under fire after TVNZ investigation into a Christchurch pig farm.

The footage, filmed earlier this year, showed severe overcrowding of the pigs, with sows in a farrowing crate so small that her newborn piglets were squashed to death. Other piglets lay dying next to their helpless mother, while other animals had infected eyes and obvious sores.
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