Yea I just heard about this on the news and don’t know what to think of it. You always hear of rescues where you can help sponsor animals and people who love animals are willing to donate money for the animals to live their lives. Well now there is a farm in Ontario, Canada who has ran out of funds to feed her Large Black Pigs (they also own cattle, chicken, turkeys and ducks) etc so is asking for money from people to help feed them until they are slaughtered and then they in turn get some meat from it!
Generally I don’t like this idea at all maybe she won’t get as much money as she needs and some animal rescue can step in and buy them.
As you can see it is a smaller family run farm and the animals do live outside with each other and get good food etc. So it is better than factory farms etc but the fact that they are still slaughtered in the end is still wrong!
Yeah my school does somehting like this but it’s a little different they raise a pig & I guess money comes from students & the FFA teacher then when he gets big a plump they have a FFA pig roast & it’s like 6 dollars for adult & free for kids.. something like that! But they just had one I think the last week of July or maybe it’s coming up not sure but a couple years ago the boy roasted a pig at his house on my road.. & they even name the pig when it’s alive!
“There not going to slaughter every pig they own that would be counter productive from the Rare heritage breed status. Just the young ones.”
Oh, you know, it’s fine as long as people are just killing infants.
If people pay her just to let them eat before she kills them, she’ll have the means to continue breeding and just put more pigs through the same cycle. If she can’t even feed them, what do you think that means for the conditions that they are kept in? And do you think it’s really worth it to pay for the slaughter of an animal just so more can be slaughtered?
Yes, everyone’s jumping out saying “but if you don’t feed them, they’ll starve!” Look at the LONG-TERM consequences – if they get what they want, they’ll keep killing.
I think it’s much better to let them go out of business entirely.