1 Apr 2020

Pig cull likely as butchers unable to sell in Covid-19 lockdown

From Checkpoint, 5:28 pm on 1 April 2020

The closure of independent butchers during the Covid-19 lock-down could see pigs being euthanised as numbers swell and farmers are unable to keep and look after surplus stock.

The pork industry is worried it will cause an animal welfare crisis for the sector.

All independent butchers across the country have been classified as non-essential businesses.

Andrew McRae reports.