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Tasmanian abattoir must close immediately over animal cruelty claims, RSPCA says

The RSPCA has called for the immediate closure of a Tasmanian abattoir accused of severe animal cruelty.

The ABC has obtained graphic vision that animal welfare groups said showed the prolonged and unlawful suffering of pigs, sheep and cows at the facility.

The abattoir in the Derwent Valley, north of Hobart, strongly denied the claims, and said its operation was lawful and that it would take legal action.

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