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Merge of mega pig companies

The US pig industry is following the trend of the poultry industry in that it is vertically integrated. Smithfield Foods Inc. agreed to buy No. 2 U.S. hog-farm operator Premium Standard Farms Inc. for $652 million in stock and cash. This trend follows the reasoning that this industry would rather slaughter their own livestock than buying from independent farmers. Once the deal in finalized, Smithfield would own nearly 20% of the nation's pigs and control 31% of the nation's pork-slaughtering capacity.

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The animal industries focus on maximizing profit without taking into account the pain and suffering of the animals involved or even the fate of small family farms where animals are treated humanely or less abused. Honoring God’s creation is to live as lovingly as possible, with as much compassion as possible towards all beings, in as much harmony and peace as possible.

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