Pig kills butcher with cleaver in Hong Kong slaughterhouse accident.
In a strange twist of fate, a pig at a Hong Kong slaughterhouse appears to have taken revenge on its would-be slaughterer. On Friday, a 61-year-old butcher was found with a 15-inch meat cleaver in his hand and his left foot bleeding profusely from a wound. He was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead. The cause of death is yet to be determined, but police have said that the pig had been shot with an electric stun gun when it suddenly woke and pounced on the butcher.
The Hong Kong Labor Department has expressed its deepest sympathy to the butcher’s family and is investigating the incident. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which manages slaughterhouses, has also expressed its condolences and has requested the contractor to provide all necessary assistance to the family. It has also noted that the slaughtering service remains normal and the supply of fresh meat is not affected.
The incident has raised questions about the safety of workers in slaughterhouses. The use of electric stun guns on animals is not uncommon, but the fact that the pig was able to wake up and attack the butcher has raised questions about the effectiveness of the stun guns. It is also unclear what happened to the pig after the incident.
The death of the butcher is a tragedy and a reminder of the risks faced by workers in slaughterhouses. It is important that the investigation into the incident is conducted thoroughly and that the necessary steps are taken to ensure the safety of all workers in the future. The incident also highlights the need to ensure that animals are treated humanely and that they are not subjected to unnecessary suffering.