French activists film live cows with stomachs holed for experiments

French animal defence group L214 have released a video showing a centre in northern France where cows are kept with large holes bored into their rumen, the animals' first stomach, in experiments to study their digestion and which involve staff poking their arms into the innards of the cattle.

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An undercover video released by a French animal rights group showed live cows whose sides have been perforated with a "porthole" into their stomach to study their digestion, reports Euronews.