Sexual Abuse of Pigs and Other Farm Animals Is Nothing New

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Single sick pig

This week, the Internet is reeling from “#piggate”, the allegations that David Cameron performed a sexual act on a dead pig while at Oxford University.

Most people are understandably horrified at the idea of the sick prank that Cameron has been accused of. A Prime Minister is supposed to protect the most vulnerable among us. If the allegations made by Lord Ashcroft are true, they show callousness and a complete lack of empathy entirely unbefitting a person in such a position and Cameron should resign.

Confined to severely crowded, filthy sheds, most pigs in the UK already endure lives filled with pain and fear and are also denied the opportunity to engage in any type of natural behaviour. They are commonly mutilated, usually without any anaesthetics – for example, by having part of their tails cut off and their teeth ground down. And – something that many people don’t realise – they routinely endure sexual abuse.

Breeding sows on pig farms are forcibly impregnated by having farmers insert tubes of pig semen into their vaginas so that they can keep on churning out piglets. And it’s still perfectly legal in the EU to castrate male pigs without painkillers.

Other animals experience sexual violence, too. Cows used by the dairy industry are forcibly restrained in what farmers refer to as a “rape rack” so that they can be artificially inseminated. And often, factory-farmed turkeys have been genetically manipulated to grow so large that they can no longer breed naturally, so workers must manually extract semen from males and manually inseminate females.

As if this weren’t bad enough, investigations by PETA US paint an even darker picture. Workers on factory farms and in slaughterhouses sexually abuse animals in sadistic ways – for example, by inserting rods into pigs’ anuses or by mimicking raping turkeys before killing them.

This disturbing video shows the sick behaviour that PETA US uncovered:

Nobody should have to endure sexual violence. Please, don’t support the system that abuses animals in this way. Order our free starter kit to learn about meat-free eating today.

Comments

  • Lesley Halkett-Amos commented on November 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I don’t think I have ever watched anything so sick and disgusting. Those poor animals….. I really hope Karma comes back and punishes those horrible people.

  • Iwona commented on November 4, 2015 at 1:37 am

    keep finding those scumbags and make them pay for what they do, please

  • Laura Barnes commented on November 8, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    The meat industry is centered around torture of animals, so it should come as no surprise that humans who work in the industry become calloused and brutally cruel. It’s part of the job description. It must stop.
    Here’s another concern: our meat-based food supply has become thoroughly saturated with cruelty and pain; these animals are killed after a short stressful and terrifying life. We are eating the molecular products of terror, rage and despair. Given the increase in crazy people who commit mass shootings & stabbings, shouldn’t we consider that the crazy humans who randomly kill others might be particularly prone to violence because of the terrified and brutalized animals in the food supply? We should be sampling the blood & brain tissue of every mass shooter, for high adrenalin & toxicity levels from the meat that comes from this crazy brutal murderous industry (as well as for the pharmaceutical “treatments” for mental illness that are correlated with shooters).

  • Jan pedley commented on January 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Please can you post the outcome of these undercover videos. I find it hard to watch, but even harder to not know that the guilty vile cruel humans who inflict these horrific acts and injuries to the animals have been punished. Firstly by losing their jobs and never being allowed near animals again and secondly shamed and fined for their unimaginable cruelty. You post videos to me daily and never inform and
    give hope or information that this is being stopped. Thanks

  • Diane Baines commented on January 29, 2016 at 9:44 am

    What a vile bunch of people. Meat eaters make me sick. The main reason I gave up eating meat years ago. Animals are not only treated as a food but have to under go constant ill treatment. Any one who eats meat has blood on their hands.

  • Joanne commented on April 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I have been vegetarian about a week now.I do like meat as was brought up on it,but horrific stuff like this reminds me of why quitting it is the right thing to do.

    It seems that this industry attracts low life scum that get off on abusing animals.It isn’t enough for them that they are going to die for meat but they have to abuse them too.

    Totally sickening !

  • Maria Ortiz commented on April 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Is never a justification on killing hopeless and defenseless animals

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