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Pigs bound for slaughter endure horrible cruelties--getting bull hooks shoved in their faces and rectums to force them onto the truck, being insufficiently stunned prior to slaughter, kill lines moving so quickly that workers can't keep up and end up boiling hogs alive.
The BOP stack was subsequently reinstalled and successfully pressure tested (including all joints, choke and kill lines up to 10,000 psi).
Pipes will "be attached to what's called the choke and kill lines and instead of pushing mud in we'll be pulling oil out," BP spokesman Mark Proegler told AFP.
Profitable packer margins give them incentive to push as many hogs through kill lines as possible as long as they are able to move the pork.
plants should operate separate kill lines for product destined for Japan since the rules are different in the U.
The remaining mega-companies, many of them carrying big debt loads after consolidation, needed to maximize profits, and they did it by reducing workforces and speeding up the kill line.
Our packer customers know they can get what they need for their particular kill line," Miller says.
Several new technologies are under development including ultra-light choke and kill line retrofits, landing strings, completion risers, pressure vessels, and other tubular products.