Rights Action Network has just released breathtaking undercover footage
obtained from inside a pig breeding facility in Ireland . The footage is
today from page headlines in The Irish Sun.
The horrific footage shows cruelty to pigs, including a grown adult pig,
which, in the video appears to be prolapsing, (her insides hanging out from
her anus). The pig is repeatedly hit forcefully over the head, crushing
her skull as she screams in pain, whilst continuing to be violently hit
with a sledgehammer by the employees at the facility. One employee that
works there, claims this way of killing the animals is an every day occurrence
and is the normal way to do so at the facility-although not legal by any
standards-this way of killing the animals helps to save costs without calling
for a vet to 'humanely' kill the pigs that the facility feels they cannot
sell onto slaughterhouses in Ireland and abroad. During the investigation
many baby piglets have been found dead with their skulls all bashed in,
ironically killed in the very same way. This way of killing pigs that are
unwanted violates Irish animal welfare laws. ARAN has furnished the Department
of Agriculture in Dublin with the findings of the investigation, after a
lengthy meeting with department officials nothing yet has came about. The
Gardai are now investigating the matter further. Irish media outlets have
also came out supporting our finding's.
Some other footage obtained inside the facility include:-
* Workers were seeing smashing the head of a live grown adult pig whom appears
to be pro-lapsing with a sledgehammer, the animal continues to take the
blows of the hammer whilst screaming in pain, before she eventually drops
to the ground and convulses, all this been watched by employees of the facility.
* A Truck full of dead baby piglets whilst another grown pig lies dead for
up to two days as stated by the investigating employee.
* Dead piglets lie among live piglets.
* Grown adult pigs confined to tiny farrowing crates, the pigs cannot move
whilst their piglets gather around.
"Every time we pull back the curtain on slaughterhouses or their animal
factories, we reveal atrocities that would make most people lose their lunch,"
says Stephan Wymore for ARAN. "The horrendous abuse documented at this
facility clearly violates Irish animal welfare law, and we're asking that
these people and this company be held accountable." If you would like
to help stop this cruelty, please consider sending ARAN an urgent donation
today to help us get footage inside of other
slaughterhouses, fur farms, circuses, laboratories, bloodsports and much
more. ARAN is devoted to establishing rights for all animals. Thankfully
because of loyal and kind supporters, who send us donations, we can go on
to help expose all this needless suffering and cruelty, but we can do much
more if we get your donation today! Establishments such as this pig breeding
facility would rather you not send ARAN a donation, we need not wonder why.
Animal Rights Action Network http://www.aran.ie
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with letter writing, phone calls and emails, organizing local events in
your area, helping with ARAN's campaign work and much more - together we
are all truly doing something big to help bring about a day where no animals
will have to be cruelly killed or tormented for human use. ARAN appreciates
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