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Published on Jan 31, 2011
On January 13, 2011, as part of a massive country-wide culling operation, the Korean government ordered the culling of all pigs on an organic pig farm.
What is also saddening about this case is that a country-wide vaccination of animals for foot-and-mouth was due to begin in the less than two days. All they had to do was wait.
All of these pigs were perfectly healthy. In fact, the workers in this video discuss how healthy, tough and strong the pigs are. One is particularly big and strong and they decide to inject it with a paralyzing drug.
This in inhumane and cruel because they are using succinyl choline, which produces death by paralysis in a completely conscious being. The animal feels loss of muscle control and then it slowly suffocates due to paralysis of the breathing muscles, as it chokes, all the while unable to move and giving no indication of the distress and suffering it feels.
This is the drug the Korean government was using during the mass cull of December 2010 - January 2011. Most animals killed in the cull, however, were buried alive. These barbaric measures reflect the incompetence and stupidity of the Korean government and its agriculture department.