Humane treatment for pigs

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The U.S. Supreme Court extended humane animal treatment policies to include pigs, Saturday.

The National Meat Assn. challenged a Calif. law that required slaughterhouses to humanly remove pigs that couldn't stand on their own, which went to the U.S. Supreme Court, reported the Los Angeles Times

The meat industry lost money due to the law and sued , reported The Press-Enterprise, with nearly 2.5 percent of animals euthanized. The association claimed the goverment overstepped their authority by implementing the law.

"Hogwash," Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals told the Los Angeles Times, who was in favor of the Calif. law. The court ruled in a 3-0 decision, favoring the state of Calif.

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