Cruelty at UK pig farm East Anglian Pig Co. caught on camera by Animal Equality. This receives our coveted Graphic as Fuck rating. Not for the faint of heart—I only made it about 45 seconds in. It’s rough. Little piglets being slammed on the ground and awful stuff like that. But the shot of the sheer chaos of overcrowded pigs screaming bloody murder is pretty rough too.
Fucking nuts. They can be stuffed like packing peanuts in an outdoor pen just as easily as indoors in some warehouse. Is this considered free-range?
Warning: scary video. This is a recent video from Animal Equality reveals cruelty at a pig farm in Spain. For those who don’t want to watch it, basically it’s pigs being stabbed with swords. Towards the end it gets super graphic while a pig is disemboweled. Yeah, not for the faint of heart.
Three of the workers in the footage have been arrested. I haven’t heard anything about supervisors getting in trouble but according to Animal Equality:
Animal Equality has found that these events occur frequently on the farm El Escobar owned by Francisco Vera Sanchez, and that the farm managers are aware of this. In fact it is they who request these actions, have been filmed engaging in them, and have established these methods as the norm for killing animals at the farm.
El Pozo, the company said to be the retailer for this pig farm, seems to be a very big brand in Spain. It is also readily available in the UK. I can’t tell if it’s imported in large amounts to the US.
Share this fun video with all the bacon lovers you know! If they want to enjoy their fried muscle and fat, they should at least be witness to where it comes from.