Video footage shows cows at the slaughterhouses in Quanjiao and Laian counties, outside Nanjing, with plastic tubes pumping water through their nostrils. One plant manager told police the animals were condemned to slaughter, so what did filling them with water matter. Photo: Weibo

Chinese slaughterhouse staff force-feed cattle with water for 12 hours to artificially increase their weight

  • Worker tells TV crew pumping water through animals’ nostrils added only ‘five to 10 kilos’ (11 to 22 pounds) to the animals’ weight
  • The method increased the risk of contamination and yet the meat was mostly sold to school canteens
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Video footage shows cows at the slaughterhouses in Quanjiao and Laian counties, outside Nanjing, with plastic tubes pumping water through their nostrils. One plant manager told police the animals were condemned to slaughter, so what did filling them with water matter. Photo: Weibo
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