Video: Extreme Suffering Exposed on British Pig Farms

For Immediate Release:

08 March 2016


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New Exposé Uncovers Piglets Left to Rot, Placentas Left Attached to Tormented Pigs and More

London– A new eyewitness exposé released by PETA reveals that pigs languish in shocking conditions on UK farms in Norfolk and Yorkshire. Documented by two unnamed members of the public, the footage (available here) shows that dead and bloody pigs were left to rot in enclosures with live pigs, who were forced to step over them. The footage also shows helpless piglets left to suffer in the feeding crate, whilst dead newborn piglets can be seen still attached to their mother’s placenta.

“The appalling neglect and abuse documented at these farms is rampant in today’s industrialised meat industry”, says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. “The only way for consumers to avoid contributing to the systematic suffering of animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses is to leave animals off their plates and instead choose from the abundant vegan options available in supermarkets today.”

As documented by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – on UK farms, many piglets have their teeth clipped or ground down and their tails cut off without being given any painkillers. Before they give birth, mother pigs are confined to farrowing crates so small that they can’t even turn around, let alone fulfil their strong urge to build a nest as they would naturally do. They’re forcibly impregnated over and over again, and each litter of piglets is torn away from them after only a few weeks and transported to fattening pens before eventually being sent to slaughter.

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