Hogs walk stress-free as a group onto an elevator car called a gondola which lowers them into an atmosphere of CO2 (carbon dioxide). CO2 is a safe anesthetic used in hospitals. When the gondola returns to floor level the hogs are lying down gently sleeping without movement or sound.Read More
CO2 gas stunning generates more profit, yields more high quality meat, improves working conditions, promotes animal welfare, and complies with federal humane slaughter regulations.
Here is Ken DeVries, owner of DeVries Meats in Coopersville, Michigan, introducing the CO2 gas stunning system from Hog-Wild Automation...