Worker Smashes Little Piggies' Heads - In the UK this is Called "Humane"
Did you ever wonder what a humane pig farm looks like? One that is also approved by the Red Tractor for being humane and having high welfare standards? This is what Animal Equality set out to learn when they investigated Rosebury Farm in the UK.
The lives of pigs in a humane pig farm
In this heartbreaking video we can see how a worker smashes the heads of baby piglets against the wall. This horrible practice takes place in many pig farms since it’s the cheapest way to get rid of unwanted piggies. Later on, we see babies screaming in agony as the tips of their teeth are clipped off without pain relief. Sadly, this is also a standard practice that takes place in most pig farms.
As the babies get older, things continue to be horrible. Whereas mother pigs are isolated in tiny cages, pigs destined for meat are crammed on top of each other. All spend their days and night inside the filthy farm, without ever seeing the outside world.
Where is this farm’s meat sold?
This horrible pig farm supplies to Cheale Meats which provides pork to major UK wholesalers. In addition, the farm supplies Evans & Son, who run a butcher shop that prides itself for selling only local meat.
Despite what most of us would like to believe, this farm isn't some evil farm that enjoys hurting animals and deceiving the public. This farm is just another standard pig farm, that treats pigs similarly to other pig farms, ‘humane’ or not, around the world.
What can I do to help these animals?
To really help pigs, we need to do more than to rely on some “humane” label. As much as some of us may want to, there are no shortcuts. In order to help pigs and baby piglets, more of us will need to commit to stop eating them.
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