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Southern Quality Meats responds to PETA video

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The president of a north Mississippi meat processor says a video released by an animal rights group shows two instances in which pigs were not stunned properly before slaughter.
   
Southern Quality Meats president Don Haynie says Friday in a news release that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not give his company a copy of the video it released to news organizations this week.
   
After getting the video from a third party, Haynie says it was shot inside the Pontotoc plant. He says it shows workers using correct stunning techniques. He says the video showed two incidents where a pig was not knocked unconscious by the stun.
   
Haynie says workers have been retrained on the proper stunning techniques.
   
The video prompted federal safety inspectors to visit the plant.

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