(Warning: Graphic Photo) Torture, Tails, and Testicles
By now, you’re likely well aware of how awesome pigs are—remember, they’re even smarter than dogs!
That makes what I’m about to share with you that much more disturbing. It’s horrifying to imagine any animal being slammed head-first into the ground, right? Imagine this happening to a piglet…
A new PETA investigation of a pig factory farm in Iowa—which breeds and supplies piglets to be grown and eventually slaughtered for Hormel (maker of SPAM and Dinty Moore), has captured extremely disturbing footage of workers abusing sows and their piglets.
In the video, you’ll see pregnant pigs kept in gestation crates so small that the mothers-to-be cannot even turn around, workers and supervisors kicking pigs maliciously, beating them with metal rods, and piglets being slammed against the floor to kill them (a “standard practice” in the pig meat industry). Some of the piglets convulsed for more than 12 minutes before dying.
Also documented by PETA’s undercover investigators:
- A supervisor repeatedly urinating near crated pigs, his urine running into the only area where food was dropped and animals could lay their heads.
- Dead piglets’ entrails removed, ground into a stew and set under heat lamps to grow bacteria. This stew—called “feedback”—was then mixed with feed and fed to the sows.
- Workers cutting off piglets’ tails and pulling out piglet’s testicles—without any pain killers—as the small animals screamed next to their mothers. Their tails and testicles went onto a pile on the shed floor.
PS – Notice the PETA mention at the end of the video. Little did they know!