The Life of a Piglet

Posted by on January 28, 2013 | Permalink

A new documentary, Pig Vision, follows two brothers born on a pretty typical pig farm in Austria. One of the brothers, known as X15, is held in a rearing pen and lives through the horrific process that awaits the vast majority of pigs in the European Union.

The other brother, Jackpot, is rescued and grows up on a sanctuary. The contrast is stark, as one brother lives a social, playful life while the other is denied everything that is natural and important to him.

The conditions portrayed in the video are typical for the overwhelming majority of animals raised on filthy, crowded factory farms. They rarely – if ever – smell fresh air or feel the sun on their backs until the day they are sent off to slaughter.

It’s a lifetime of suffering, all for a fleeting moment of taste. The only way to stop this cruel cycle of abuse is by not eating X15, Jackpot or any of their brothers and sisters. Order PETA’s free vegan starter kit.