VIDEO: Dead Piglets Left to Rot on British Pig Factory Farms

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Activists visited UK pig farms to see for themselves how the animals were treated. This heartbreaking video shows what they found.

On the farms in Norfolk and Yorkshire, the two eyewitnesses documented sickening conditions, including dead and bloody pigs left to rot in enclosures while live pigs were forced to step over and on top of them.

UK pig farm_piglets on grate

We’re calling on authorities to investigate some of the particular instances of cruelty evident in the video. However, we know that this is not an isolated situation – similar scenes can be witnessed on farms across the UK.

UK pig farm_pile of dead pigs

On factory farms, animals are treated as walking pieces of meat, whose only purpose is to generate profit for farmers. It’s standard practice to keep intelligent, curious pigs indoors in dark sheds for their entire short lives, to mutilate them without painkillers (for example, by cutting off their tails) and to confine mother pigs to farrowing crates so small that they can’t turn around before they give birth.

The best way to help these animals is to stop paying for this cruelty. We don’t need to eat pork or the flesh of any animal. Try meat-free foods and take our 30-day vegan pledge:

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  • andrea commented on March 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Couldn’t we just eat free range or organic to help raise the standards of their living instead of going vegan?

    • Ruby commented on March 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Labels like “free-frange” and “organic” are often very misleading, and don’t guarantee the welfare of animals. Please watch this short video:
      Even animals on the “nicest” farms will suffer, and they all end up at the slaughterhouse. If you want to ensure you don’t contribute to animal suffering please try going vegan! We have a free starter kit to help you:

      • peter commented on March 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

        Or try 1,2,3, etc meat free days to start with

      • margaret jenkins commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

        it is shocking i agree, i have not eaten meat or fish for over 10 years now, and i am fine being that way

      • Ralph commented on March 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        I started becoming vegetarian after I visited a “Free Range ” pig farm near my home. You simply cannot trust the labels.

    • gary fair commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      could we just eat VEGAN burgers (hot dogs, brats, sausage, cheese, pizza!). instead of clogging up our arteries (heart attack, stroke, ed, p.a.d), we did not evolve as carnivores. no species past infancy drinks milk, milk is for baby cows (try soy, rice, coconut, cashu, almond milk).

    • Michelle Louise Stout commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      There is only one way to truly help these beautiful animals on our planet, and that is to go vegan! Sorry guys there is just no way around it.

    • Melanie commented on March 28, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Why are people so shocked this happens all the time in the farm industry in the uk and abroad, those that survive have the horrendous journey to the slaughterhouse where lies a cruel, painful death, don’t even get me started on halal! If slaughterhouses had glass walls the world would be vegan. Supply and demand if you don’t like the pictures stop eating it. I’ve been a vegetarian then vegan for nearly 30 years. We do not need meat to survive, its even recently been linked to cancer. As a vegan and Fitness instructor I have never suffered from obesity, heart disease, high chlorestorol, diabetes etc unlike my meat eating clients that are referred to me.

  • Daisy brown commented on March 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Please send me a vegan pack. Thank you

  • peter commented on March 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    What are the names of the farms featured in this article?

    • Vanessa Alfordeaton commented on March 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Yes, let’s have a reply. I can’t believe this is
      happening on British farms. I eat pork. labelled free range and bred on farms where welfare standards are high. Also I buy from Waitrose who state that they do have good welfare standards.

      I MUST KNOW WHERE THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN. YOU LIKE TO SHOCK. THESE FARMS MUST BE DEALT WITH. Compassion in world farming would also like to see this.

      • Tracy Meredith commented on March 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Yes, we must know where these pictures were taken so their cruelty can be exposed.

      • Alan Marlow commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        I agree if you (Peta) have discovered this disgusting treatment of animals why have you not named and shamed those responsible? also you have not told us if you reported this to the appropiate authorities.You are quick enough to name and shame celebrities and ordinary people who wear furs etc why not this?.It makes me think something is not right about this report.

      • Dan commented on March 28, 2016 at 8:35 am

        Everything has been handed over to the RSPCA for investigation. We may have an update soon.

      • Joyce Hayward commented on March 23, 2016 at 9:12 am

        Here, here! Name the farmers. Where is the RSPCA?

  • Chloe commented on March 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Seeing this makes me want to speak out

  • Chloe commented on March 10, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Sick not right let’s fight against this

  • James Roberts commented on March 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Sickens me to see such cruelty! This should not be allowed and the people responsible should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  • Celia Clarke commented on March 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm


    • Natalie O'Shea commented on March 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      I agree!!! How is this legal??? How can people do this anyway? They must have no heart 🙁
      On days when i am tempted by a bit of cheese or ham it’s things like this that remind me why I am vegan!

  • Valerie Tasker commented on March 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    So sad! Yet, those that die young might be considered the lucky ones. The survivors have a longer and miserable life of abuse. And a horrific death during transportation and at the brutal butcher’s hand. Humans are greedy and thoughtless!

  • Shirley commented on March 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Name and shame these farms!

  • JIM commented on March 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    At the age of 92, I don’t want to stop eating meat, I just want to oppose factory farming of animals and all forms of animal abuse. I want to know that animals reared for food have a pleasant life in natural surroundings.

    • james hyam commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Me to, these farms should be shut down with prosecutions to follow

    • tashy commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Dear Jim,
      any factory farming is cruel and it so no kind way of slaughtering of animals .It is plainly cruel and afflicting suffering .Would you like to have pleasant life and then be sent to abattoir ? Please do have look what is happening with animals in abattoir after pleasant or not pleasant life.

    • Vanessa Alfordeaton commented on March 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      I also like to eat meat. I do not buy chickens that are so cheap that it is not possible that their welfare has been considered. The same for other animals. Carry on as you always have done. However, younger people should consider eating more vegetarian meals and eat meat as a special treat.

  • Ravi commented on March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Why are names of these gruesome farms named? Name and shame .

  • Terrance Keep commented on March 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Farmers must be more heavily regulated for animal care. They have proven time and time again they can’t be trusted for humane treatment of our food animals.

  • kathleen shutt commented on March 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    It is time we stopped this cruel farming in our own country lets have a clean up any one that allows this should have their animals taken away form them there is no need for it and any one doing their job properly would not allow it pigs are very loving to their own and very clever so stop all this cruel farming.

  • Angela summers commented on March 12, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Where are the rspca inspectors I thought they visited these farms, I live in Yorkshire and we need to name and shame. I have been veggie for 26 yrs and cannot understand why this is still happening so wrong

    • Vanessa Alfordeaton commented on March 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Don’t you wonder where these photos were taken. Perhaps not in the UK. If this is the case the RSPCA
      need a RAP. They are usually reliable. If it is anywhere else then it needs to be told.

      • Ruby commented on March 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm

        These photos were taken on farms in Yorkshire and Norfolk.

      • L Jennings commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm

        How do we know if the names of the farms are being kept secret?

  • Wendy commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I’ve been a veggie for a while now – not because I don’t like meat but because of the appalling and cruel conditions the animals are kept in – I’ve don the Vegan challenge – believe me we don’t need meat – it’s all about education in alternatives – I despair of the human race yet again when I read and watch these horrific clips – why are the farms not monitored ? They certainly do need to be named and shamed asap

  • Anne Bradley commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Thus is not meant to happen in Britain. Why is it in the interests of farmers to treat animals like this, if the piglets die they is no financial gain. This should be reported to DEFRA and RSPCA.

    • Ruby commented on March 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      We have reported specific incidences of cruelty in this video to the authorities, however scenes like these could be seen at many farms across the UK. The only way to help end this animal cruelty for good is to stop eating meat:

      • gary fair commented on March 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

        yes ruby!… its so EASY!.. to get vegan burgers! (hot dogs, sausage, brats, cheese, pizza!), same with milk (milk is for baby cows), get soy, rice, oat, cashu, hemp, almond milk.

  • Tricia commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Are these farms even in the UK? Please name them.

    • Ruby commented on March 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      These photos were taken on farms in Yorkshire and Norfolk.

      • Pete Burns commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

        Hi you keep saying these photos were taken on farms in Norfolk and Yorkshire and everyone is asking where! So what are the names of these farms so we can take some action like writing to local papers giving them names and photos,Storming the owners with email,letter and generally name and shame them, also bombard the authorities to take action. Come on let’s have the names and addresses please !

  • Mary Cotterill commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Know factory farms are cruel and have no respect for the animals which they profit from but am horrified to see how evilly they treat those piglets and leave them to die in such horrible conditions. The only way to stop this and the terror of slaughter that any animal suffers is to stop eating their flesh. I’ve managed very well without it for 31 years, am healthy and 81.

  • Malcolm Crane commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    As I live in Norfolk I DEMAND to know which farms you are accusing for such violent and disgusting behaviour.
    You say it is in Norfolk, but do not have the honesty to say where these farms are. WHY NOT? Is it because this was filmed outside of the UK and not in this country at all.
    If you stand up and fight for all this cruelty as you claim, then you should also have the courage to tell us where these farms actually are.

  • fhiona commented on March 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    If you DO know the names of the farms and farmers involved, why aren’t you naming them? Eh?

    • Jane Summers commented on March 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      I used to work for the RSPCA. I know that you cannot name the people. or the farms, if there is a case going on against them.

      • Pete Burns commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

        That’s so if any action is being taken but no has said there is a case going on against them and if not we should know all the names and addresses of the farms concerned

      • Lex commented on March 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Ahhh, that makes sense. I love peta, but I was wondering why they weren’t naming them haha

  • BW and S robinson commented on March 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    When we have lots of choice in vege food these days it is so easy to become vegetarian . And this is why i became one Because of all the cruelty involved .All animals need to be treated better .This planet is as much for the animals as it is for us and cruelty does not need to be involved and should not be .

  • Elaine commented on March 16, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I am disgusted with this sort of treatment for our animal cousins. I have not eaten dead animals for nearly thirty years and do not know how or why people think they need to eat dead animals to live.I am virtually vegan as the only animal product I actually consume is egg and my daughter has her own chickens in her back garden so I know there is no cruelty involved. I hope that I see a change in attitude to our non-human animal cousins one day.

  • maria Lambert commented on March 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Mercy for animals i would love to live a life knowing my food was not hurt i don’t agree with any killing. I don’t think we look after our animals at all. We need ctv.. at all slaughter houses .

  • julie mcglinchey commented on March 16, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    we live in a cruel world

  • Wendy Raeburn commented on March 17, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I can’t stand this awful cruelty to these animals or any animal it is so upsetting. I have always bought any meat from ethical farms and local. I will be investigating vegetarianism and I will spread the word about these disgusting farms to all my family and friends.

  • James Elliott commented on March 17, 2016 at 7:44 am

    I’m disgusted that this is happening in England and am happy to sign any petition against this. However as I am not a Vegan it would be hypocritical of me to re-post this.

  • Bacon's off the menu commented on March 17, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Firstly we need to name and shame these abhorrent nasty little profiteers.
    Secondly, let’s put all these so called ‘farmers’ into equally squalid, awful conditions and see how long it takes them to ‘squeal’ about it. Then leave them there for a few months…………..

  • Freddy commented on March 17, 2016 at 10:50 am

    There are no proof whatsoever that these video clips have been filmed in UK farms. They could be from anywhere in the world.
    It is a fact that there are too many pig farms around. One can see more fields with pigs and sheds created recently in North Norfolk. Meanwhile the pigs are all in open air with plenty space to walk around.
    Our main concern should be for the environment with all the urine going into the ground and contaminating the phreatic zone.
    Surely the UK authorities have a control of the situation and one cannot believe that those videos were filmed in UK farms.

    • Jane Summers commented on March 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Why can’t you believe it? Do you not think British farmers are capable of such cruelty? You are very naive if so.

    • Barbara Chapman commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I agree with you could be anywhere

    • Abdallah Al-Khataybeh commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      I think it’s your guilty conscience speaking. That’s actually good, most people wouldn’t care one way or another. However, rather than try to justify it by saying it’s in some far off land, why not go a step further and pledge not support killing innocent living beings? How about vegan or vegetarian? Best wishes to you regardless of what you decide.

    • Sandra Zaninovich commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:31 am

      These atrocities to animals are committed all over the world. The only way to stop them is to stop eating meat, period.

  • peter commented on March 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Yes….I am now doubting this article. Pet a haven’t replied to all but one of the comments above and given no further details of the ‘accused’. I have emailed them directly about this a few days ago and still no further information divulged. Classic ‘don’t believe everything you read’ piece. Not a donation-worthy performance. Peta: disprove me

  • Jeannette Horan commented on March 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    STOP this abusr

  • linda sherrard commented on March 17, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    i believe what is shown, anyone disbelieving has their head in the sand.. commercial farming is all about profit as fast as is allowed, hence the quick turnaround of birth to slaughter whether it be pigs , lambs or cattle or poultry. neither has a real and natural lifespan when it comes to business. these creatures are simply a commodity. the consummer can make a difference by being shown the truth and hopefully making more informed and conciensious choices.

    • peter commented on March 21, 2016 at 10:25 am

      I agree with you, except the head in the sand comment. My latest response is in relation to the details of this specific article. No substatiation, no response at all from Peta in relation to my unbiased, simple questions. Peta and many many other campaigners worldwide have done great for awareness of the hell lives many livestock lead, even in UK, but they have to be whiter-than-white with every accusation to maintain a credible force. Research the details of everything you read and unfortunately there are spinners and truth benders on both sides. Let’s hope Peta can come back with some further evidence on this story today..

    • Barbara Chapman commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      I do not have my head in the sand I just need proof that these photos are in the uk so name and shame all too evasive for me I can’t even get an eplaination
      Need evidence where these photos have been taken otherwise all pointless

  • jonathan collins commented on March 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Linda Sherrard is correct to say that commercial farming is all about profit. It should not be surprising to any of us by considering the wholesale price of meat that in order to earn a reasonable living a farmer will have to minimise animal welfare. The only way to stop the suffering of farmed animals is to stop eating them. The liability for the suffering of a cheap chicken is shared equally between the farmer and the consumer. We don’t need to eat animals, its simply that we have been conditioned to the practise. The suffering of animals in these conditions is on a par with the Nazi death camps. So we should all be shocked and saddened by this video. We have been conditioned to believing that animals do not suffer as humans do, however there is no real evidence to support this notion. Taking into account the common evolutionary ancestory of humans and animals it is highly likely that the sensations of suffering across all species are similar. The human race has an implicit responsibility and clear vested interest towards the welfare of the planet and all its inhabitants. Taking into consideration the projected growth in human population the animal farming industry will become unsustainable and alternative foods will be the only way forward.

  • Lorraine Stanley commented on March 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Am ashamed of the human race how can they treat gods creatures like the videos iv just watched STOP this I’ll treatment N0W ;!!

  • Helen Wordsworth commented on March 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    This is disgusting and gas to stop

  • Bettina F commented on March 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    They have no conscience..

  • Barbara Chapman commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Why don’t you name and shame the farms what good will it do just showing film
    Action needs to be done NOW

  • Laura Camila Alandette commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Starting 2016 with a fresh mind trying to focus on been vegan

  • Patricia trainor commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I hate every thing to do with all factory farming the fur industry the dog. And cat industry right across the board our world is nothing but a giant slaughter house for all our innocence and DEFFENSLESS BABYS

  • BRENDA PHILLIPS commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I only eat free range eggs and chicken occassionally.. is that ok?

  • Danielle commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Please stop this! They are living animals

  • Cynthia Kramer commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Don’t eat meat! No eggs!

  • Diane commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    This is both heartbreaking and disgusting! What is wrong with these people?

  • Abdallah Al-Khataybeh commented on March 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Total disregard and disrespect for life, fueled and paid for by meat consumers.

  • Charlie commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm


  • Marissa commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    This as all got to end…..I am not PC enough to say how I really feel and what I think should happen.

  • Neil Stillwell commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I find this behaviour reprehensible. They should be ashamed of themselves for this blatant disregard towards another animal. Worse is the fact that pigs are a part of the food chain which breaks health and welfare standards. Disgusting!!!

  • tahlia dyer commented on March 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    The image of that little piglet is heartbreaking how can anybody allow these atrocities to happen it’s unforgivable

  • Dan Steele commented on March 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm


  • Emma Dowd commented on March 22, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    It is time farm animals were treated with the same compassion and respect as pets.

  • kim commented on March 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    There should be STRICT LAWS against all animal abuse and MANDATORY CCTV cameras in the farming industry, abattoirs etc. ZERO TOLERANCE, get rid of all abusers

  • Sarah Creech commented on March 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Am sick of cruelty to animals!

  • mar commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:16 am


  • Scott commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Horrible to see!!!

  • Rebecca Cowart commented on March 23, 2016 at 2:09 am

    you humans are so very cruel to innocent animals…how can you sleep at night knowing that you have killed innocent pigs for the profit to be put in your bank account….may you suffer as you have done to these innocent animals for no reason but to put money in your pockets…as God says in the Bible….an eye for an eye!!!!!

  • Isla commented on March 23, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This is so wrong. Why???

  • Salome commented on March 23, 2016 at 11:57 am

    All Animal industries torment and torture Animals. Animals suffer the worst atrocities in this world, and the scale is mind-boggling – 70 billion land Animals are treated terribly and killed for meat each year! That’s not including the babies that are tortured in the millions for their fur, the cat and dog meat trade, in Animal experiments, poaching, etc. People who care must unite and speak out as much as possible and as often as possible to change the way Animals are treated in this over-populated world. We need to sign petitions, go to rallies, demos, protests, go vegan (or at the very least, vegetarian), and rescue Animals whenever and wherever we can. Poor babies that suffer so intolerably because of blasted soulless, cruel people. Bloody sad and heartbreaking.

  • Kimberly b Larsen commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I am changing my eating habits and wardrobe so that I can help to stop all the animal cruelty in this world. I’ve been using soaps and shampoos that are not animal tested for years now.

  • Shonagh commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I find images and video like this so saddening that I can not believe that once viewed humans can turn a blind eye and continue to eat another living being.
    I turned Vegan in October but was vegetarian for many years before that. I find it difficult to look at all of the pain and missery that surrounds us on say a simple trip to the supermarket. Besides the meat, all of the dairy products, chocolate, cleaning chemicals, make up ets etc. Our existence is a hideous scar on the lifecycle of our planet that causes massive abuse, pain, suffering and torture which only a small minority will open their eyes to.
    I agree with the comment above referring to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany and would like to add to that. Farmers rape beautiful creatures to produce offspring to raise and do with as their will. We would not consider it acceptable for a man to rape untold numbers of women and then do what he wishes with the babies that are born. Who on this earth had the right to decide that one life is more viable than another?
    I am so proud of my 2 daughters who turned vegetarian when I turned Vegan. They opened their hearts and minds to understand the cruelty that is involved and that our fellow beings on this earth do not exist for us to eat. I hope that they continue in that belief and one day decide to become vegans on the eating front too as they have done with the wearing of skin/wool etc.

  • Kimberly b Larsen commented on March 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I’m very excited to be part of PETA,I love animals and do not condone animal cruelty of any kind.

  • Philip D. commented on March 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Please end this horrific practice! All life is sacred!

  • Gaby Monge commented on March 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Please stop the cruelty

  • Lauren Smith commented on March 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you PETA for BEING THEIR VOICE!
    I’m a long time supporter.
    Thank you for investigating & exposing the horrors these innocent animals have had to endure at the hands of cruel humans!
    Without you, Countless animals would continue to suffer in silence.

    Keep up the good work!!!
    Your groundbreaking work is converting many to go VEGGIE!!!

    Your friend and fellow animal advocate and long-time supporter,

  • cheryl wheeler commented on March 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Absolutely detest any kind of animal cruelty. It makes me sick just to hear of anything relating to this.

  • Irene leighton commented on March 23, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I am so disgusted – these farms should be fined and closed down or business and the owners put in jail – all for profit ?? Take thei profit away and make them bankrupt
    Dirty nasty people

  • Rob Hodgson commented on March 23, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I want a better life for all living beings including animals!

  • Melanie commented on March 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Is there no petition??

  • Donna Page commented on March 23, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I’m a vegetarian because of the cruelty suffered by animals! I look forward to trying a vegan diet. It must be made possible for all animals to be treated humanely, if we stop loving animals we will stop loving our fellow man too!

  • Deirdre commented on March 24, 2016 at 2:19 am

    I’ve been a vegan for 40 years and am still going strong in mind and body while every year non-vegan aged friends are one by one going into care homes. I was a vegetarian for 20 years before becoming vegan, when more and more vegan recipe books were published (although some writers didn’t have a clue . . .). I delight in new recipes, and am now trying some Persian and Turkish ones. There is a huge ocean of great meals awaiting those who don’t eat animal products, and no excuse for the endless misery and horror created by the carnivore such as this (one of zillions) true story depicts.

    • Shonagh commented on April 4, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      I bow down to you Deirdre, 40 years, that is so commendable.
      It is so much easier for us in this day and age with the products that are available to open our hearts and minds to being compassionate beings and living a vegan lifestyle.
      What an amazing feeling that must be for you to have cared and made a difference for so long.

  • VikiS commented on March 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

    What a shame for all the “civilised” people!

  • Mary maccuish commented on March 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I am shocked and disturbed as to the way all these animals r treated it is worse than barbaric. What gives us the right just because we are human to treat animals this way, they have feelings too. Human beings are the worst species on this planet.

  • Alexa hilaire commented on March 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Free the animals

  • Kelli J Brewer commented on March 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I am sickened by this horrifying cruelty that animals do not deserve. I do not eat pork at all & I am still living after many years of not eating it. This proves that animals do not need to be killed for food.

  • Ewa commented on April 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Absolutely dreadful horrible, re piglets and pigs’ treatment!!!

  • Scott commented on April 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm


  • marion price commented on April 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Just please stop.

  • Bev commented on April 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Shame on the people who inflict such pain and misery on those poor defenceless mothers and babies. (I hope they sleep well at night!).

  • Pete Burns commented on April 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Many of us have been asking PETA the names of these farms and where they are for over a month now and they have refused to answer anyone. The only possible reason that they can have that I can think of is that their story is not true and these awful pics were taken somewhere else and not where they claim these farms to be. It would have been so incredibly easy to reply in all this time even if was just to say that the RSPCA is taking legal action …for example…and therefore PETA is not allowed to disclose any info just yet, but no! just a worrying silence !

    • Dan commented on June 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Pete,

      The footage in the pig video was taken across three farms, one in Scarborough, one in Driffield and one in Thetford. We gave the full addresses to the RSPCA who investigated and gave “advice” to the farmers for better standards of care

      We don’t publish the full addresses for the farms because conditions like this are common across the UK. Instead of trying to boycott specific farms, we encourage people end their contributions to such cruelty by going vegan.



      • Pete Burns commented on June 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm

        Hi Dan it’s taken months to get this answer but thank you,I just like to be sure of my facts before I make some sort of judgement about it.

  • Lisa Cook commented on June 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Stop the cruelty.

  • Joanne Nugent commented on July 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Disgraceful. I thought this only went on in the USA,too. I never thought factory farms existed in the UK.

  • Peter Jennings commented on August 13, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Been vegi for 40 years. Deffinatly going vegan. How the he’ll can we call ourselves human (humaine) with these barbaric disgusting practices going on. It’s time to put a stop to this. I’m in!! What ever it takes. Its time to stand up and be counted. If you are vegi or vegan you are for a reason. Then it’s time to stand and be proud and fight against this inhumane cruelty.

    • Ruby commented on August 15, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you Peter, going vegan is a fantastic way to help animals. If you need any help getting going our starter kit might be handy:

  • Laura Shanahan commented on August 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    How discraseful how can you do this to such intelligent, innocent and beautiful pigs you should be ashamed of yourselves. Pigs shouldn’t have to suffer because you want a bit of meat that makes you satisfied for a couple of seconds. I never knew the fullness of how pigs are slaughtered but after this I will never touch meat again. Whoever is fine about eating meat after this is sick and I think them people are the ones that should be slaughtered not innocent pigs ESPECIALLY PIGLETS! It makes me sick I am disgusted in all of them people I look down at all of them.

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