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Striking Vets Get Exemption to Slaughter Pigs

An agreement was reached yesterday between pig farmers and veterinarians which will allow pigs to start being slaughtered today, in spite of the ongoing vets’ strike.

Pig farms have been under immense pressure due to the fact that no pigs have been slaughtered since the BHM union strike began about three weeks ago, mbl.is reports.

Vets at the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority are not performing health checks on farm animals without special exemptions while the strike continues—a situation which has caused serious problems in many places, and is putting animal welfare at risk.

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