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USDA confirms illegal mistreatment of pigs at vendor to Mississippi schools

» PETA Renews Call for Education Chief to Tear Up Contract With Company   JACKSON, Mississippi — Following a PETA complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigated and has released its findings of multiple violations of the federal humane slaughter law at Southern Quality Meats, Inc. (SQM), a Pontotoc slaughterhouse that supplies sausage to the state’s schools. The USDA ...

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Slaughterhouse official responds to PETA video

PONTOTOC — The president of a north Mississippi meat processor said a video released by an animal rights group shows two instances in which pigs were not stunned properly before slaughter. Southern Quality Meats president Don Haynie said in a news release that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not give his company a copy of the video ...

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MBJ Editorial: Legislature sets flame to money with handout to zoo

Mississippi will be throwing good money after bad when it chucks $1.3 million at the Jackson Zoo. The state Bond Commission last week unanimously approved the sale of $354 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will get $40 million together in bond funding. However, other projects benefiting from state ...

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