US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: International : Labor
China Acquires World's Biggest Pigkiller, Smithfield
30 May 2013
From Robert Kennedy and Ralph Nader to health, environment, labor and animal rights groups, activists have opposed the world's biggest pig killer Smithfield recently acquired by a Chinese company
for billions.
ss.jpeg
Click on image for a larger version

pigs2.JPG
pigs3.jpeg
Click on image for a larger version

pigs4.jpg
The world's biggest pigkiller, animal slayer and agony causer, human disease generator, environmental destroyer, major polluter of the Atlantic and other seas with pfiesteria, ecoli (colon bacteria), etc. is Smithfield, with operations in the US, Mexico, the UK, Romania, Poland etc.

Smithfield is being bought by a Chinese company, Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. China already has at least 2 billionaires whose fortune is derived by the murder of pigs. Before this acquisition, Chinese businesses were slaughtering 450 million pigs a year.... genocide on an unprecedented level.

Smithfield was considered a cause of an epidemic in Mexico. It has been opposed around the world. http://www.stopsmithfieldfoods.com

Trichinosis is one of many diseases associated with consuming pig cadavers. The cyst of the trichinella worm is hard and takes high heat to kill. Eating the flesh of pigs is avoided in the Muslim, Jewish religions as well as the vegetarian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, the sects of Seventh Day Adventists, Franciscan, Trappist and other Catholic religious orders, Salvation Army original teachings, the writings of the founder of Methodism John Wesley.

http://grist.org/article/2009-04-25-swine-flu-smithfield/

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/china-s-shuanghui-in-4-7-billion-dea

Robert F Kennedy on Smithfield in Poland video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkgxHCvtfbc

Poisons in Pigs' Cadavers http://bst1000.blogspot.com/

Ralph Nader's Public Citizen: a corporate profile of Smithfield http://www.citizen.org/documents/Smithfield.pdf

Smithfield record fine for filling Virginia river with pigwaste http://www.bayjournal.com/article/smithfield_gets_record_fine_for_pollut

http://awionline.org/content/smithfields-invasion-poland

The Trouble With Smithfield: A Corporate Profile

http://avaazimages.s3.amazonaws.com/SmithfieldJan08.pdf

Smithfield in E. Europe

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/business/global/06smithfield.html?page

One analysis of Smithfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield_Foods

Thailand's CP Foods considered a Smithfield bid, something anathema to the Buddhists of Thailand.
See also:
http://grist.org/article/2009-04-25-swine-flu-smithfield/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkgxHCvtfbc

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.