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Petition to shut down pig farm accused of sadistic treatment:



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Betreff: Pigs brutally stabbed with swords on Spanish pig farm/MORE MEAT PRODUCTION EXPOSURE


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Hi all,[From SPAIN]

this morning our organization (in Spain and in UK) has just released a
shocking video with images filmed at a pig farm in El Escobar, located in
Fuente Alamo in the Spanish region of Murcia. The video shows some of the
most brutal scenes of violence against animals at farms that our
Investigation Team has ever witnessed.

Animal Equality in Spain has pressed charges against the farm owner and

Marco Verduga Vinicio, one of the farm workers who has handed over the
footage, has revealed that the animals are bred for the food company El
Pozo (the second largest pig meat producers in Spain).
To spread the word over in UK we found out that ElPozo also sells its
products to the leading supermarket Morrisons.

Thanks to Marco Verduga Vinicio, 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.

The footage that we obtained are the following:

. Workers hitting pigs on their heads with iron bars, jumping on top of
them, kicking them, and posing in front of a camera with the pigs

. Workers attacking and killing pigs with meter-in-length swords

. The hitting of a pregnant pig with a bar before cutting her abdomen and
uterus with a knife whilst she’s still conscious, then pulling of piglets
out of her uterus and killing her because she isn’t fit for the

. This pig, tied and immobilised, unsuccessfully tries to escape while the
workers for several minutes pulls out the piglets. They remove her
intestines, liver and other internal organs while she suffers terribly.
The animal is left in agony with internal organs spread over the ground
until she dies several minutes later


Photo gallery:


Further news about the issue and future campaigns.

All the best,

Matteo Cupi



Indonesia: New investigation. Same cruelty.

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Die Begegnung eines Menschen mit Schweinen

von Niki Kulmer
Die Begegnung eines Schweines am Tiertransporter
…bin sofort aus dem Auto gesprungen mit dem Transpi in der Hand und hab mich davor gestellt,
Hilfeschreie gequälter Tiere hör ich aus dem Transporter dringen…
… abgesehen der Angst und den Stress den Tiere bei solchen Transporten ausgesetzt sind passen meist nicht
einmal die gesetzlichen Mindeststandards …
… und dann plötzlich ein leises Wimmern neben meinem Ohr, der heiße Atem auf meiner Wange und eine
warme feuchte Nase, ich werde traurig und höre zu…
Ich kann dem armen Tier kaum in die Augen schauen, bin traurig und frage mich: WIE KANN MAN NUR FLEISCH ESSEN !!! …
Verspreche dass sie nicht umsonst sterben werden, trage diese Bilder hinaus um wachzurütteln… der LKW startet..
Ich werde mein Versprechen halten, ein Leben lang für die Schwächeren und Gequälten kämpfen !!!
… noch ein letzter Blick… der LKW fährt los..

Even McDonald´s Says Hog Crates Are Inhumane

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Even McDonald’s Says Hog Crates Are Inhumane


By Margaret Badore for

This week, McDonald’s stated that they will be requiring all U.S. pork suppliers to stop using hog crates and gestation stalls. These crates are cages that tightly confine an animal’s movements, preventing them from being able to turn around and in some cases to walk at all. Gestation crates are used to keep pregnant sows separate from one another and preventing aggressive behavior.

Wayne Pacelle, the Humane Society’s CEO, says the move will have “seismic impact” on animal welfare, and that the choice not only demonstrates that abandoning the use of hog crates is morally right but also economically feasible.

McDonald’s is one of the largest buyers of pork products in the United States, with offerings like the McRib and various sausage sandwiches. The fast food company accounts for about one percent of the total pork consumption in the country.

Other restaurant chains have moved away from suppliers who use gestation crates, including Wendy’s, Hardee’s and Burger King. Chipotle Mexican Grill has ended all relationships with suppliers using the crates, as illustrated in this moving commercial that aired during the Grammy’s.

Many pork suppliers in turn have made steps to reduce the use of hog crates, particularly as animal welfare groups have been pushing for legislation banning them. Cargill says it has already adopted group pens for pregnant sows, while Smithfield Foods and Hormel Foods say they will get rid of gestation crates by 2017.

Regardless of your stance on the McRib, fast food or eating meat at all, getting corporations like McDonald’s to push for less cruelty in the livestock industry can be a huge force for good. However, given the large number of other ethical and health problems with the commercial meat industry, abandoning hog crates seems like a drop in the bucket. If only they would demand more.

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Please, take a look unto my book, written in German language: Schwein gehabt? Drama hinter verschlossenen Türen

here some articles before! Thank You!

Oesterreich: Ein Gruss aus der Küche „Zwei Haxen fuer ein Halleluja“

Ein Albtraum für Veganer und Vegetarier!

Deutsche Fleischproduktion steigt auf Hoechststand

14.02.2012 | 11:03
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Deutsche Fleischproduktion steigt auf Höchststand
Wiesbaden – In deutschen Schlachthöfen ist im vergangenen Jahr so viel Fleisch erzeugt worden wie nie zuvor.

(c) proplanta
Die Produktionsmenge kletterte gegenüber dem Vorjahr um 119.000 Tonnen oder 1,5 Prozent auf den neuen Höchststand von 8,2 Millionen Tonnen, wie das Statistische Bundesamt am Montag in Wiesbaden berichtete.

Der Produktionszuwachs resultierte aus dem Anstieg der Schweine- und Geflügelfleischerzeugung. Die Rindfleischproduktion ging erneut zurück.

Mit gut 5,6 Millionen Tonnen (plus 2 Prozent) entfielen mehr als zwei Drittel (68,1 Prozent) der Gesamtmenge auf Schweinefleisch. Um den wachsenden Hunger auf diese Fleischsorte zu stillen, wurden 59,3 Millionen Schweine geschlachtet – 877.000 mehr als im Vorjahr.

Der Anteil von 17,4 Prozent an der gewerblichen Fleischerzeugung zeigt, dass auch Geflügelfleisch weiter gerne gegessen wird. In den Schlachthöfen stieg die Produktion von Hühner-, Enten– und Putenfleisch gegenüber dem Vorjahr um 43.200 Tonnen (3,1 Prozent) auf 1,4 Millionen Tonnen.

Hingegen ging die Fertigung des vergleichsweise teuren Rindfleischs um 2,7 Prozent auf knapp 1,2 Millionen Tonnen zurück. Es wurden 3,7 Millionen Rinder geschlachtet – 76 500 Tiere (2 Prozent) weniger als im Vorjahr.

Der Rindfleisch-Anteil an der Gesamterzeugung sank von 14,5 Prozent im Vorjahr auf 14,2 Prozent. Damit setze sich ein langjähriger Trend fort, erklärte eine Statistikerin.

Kaum ins Gewicht fielen Schaf-, Ziegen- und Pferdefleisch mit einem Anteil an der Gesamterzeugung von zusammen 0,3 Prozent, auch wenn der Appetit auf diese Fleischsorten gewachsen sein dürfte.

Jedenfalls stieg die Zahl der Schlachtungen auf 81.000 Lämmer (plus 3,5 Prozent), 25.000 Ziegen (plus 6,5 Prozent) und 11.200 Pferde (plus 16 Prozent). (dpa)


This is one Vietnamese festival that makes even non animal lovers cringe. 

Every year, at a village near Hanoi, a pig is brutally chopped into two so that people can smear banknotes with its blood in the belief that it would bring luck. 


Farmer Nguyen Hung Truc waves battle flags as he portrays Doan Thuong, an anti-royal military general who lived in 13th century, during a festival at the Nem Thuong village in Bac Ninh, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Hanoi, January 28, 2012. 

Organized by the villagers, the festival is held on the sixth day of the first month of the lunar calendar to worship the village’s deity Doan Thuong. 

Every year, thousands of people from the village and nearby villages will gather to smear the blood of the pig on their banknotes in the belief that it would bring luck in the new year. The festival is known as the most brutal in the country and is condemned by many, including some who called on the government to stop the festival. 


Villagers play traditional music as they take part in a festival at the Nem Thuong village in Bac Ninh, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Hanoi, January 28, 2012. 

A pig is carried around the village during the festival…



Villagers smear blood on banknotes…


to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 

To whom it may concern 

I wish to express my deep concern about animal cruelty being conducted in the name of tradition in Vietnam.

On 28th of January 2012 – like every year – citizens at Nem Thuong village have celebrated their cruel festival during which a pig is brutally chopped into two. Every year, thousands of people from the village and nearby villages gather to smear the blood of the pig on their banknotes in the belief that it would bring luck in the new year. The festival is known as the most brutal in your country and is condemned by many, including some who called already on your government to stop the festival.

No one can adequately explain why these practices are carried out year after year – except to say they are „traditional“. This however is not a valid argument to continue these practices.

I urge the Government of Vietnam to abolish the above practice for the following reasons:

1.  It hurts the animals – contrary to what many believe, animals suffer tremendously before and during such festivals.

2.  It hurts us – cruelty against animals harms society as a whole; it signals and normalizes insensitivity in children who can become numb to the suffering of living beings. It is also known to influence certain people to commit violence to other humans.

3.  It is bad for tourism – as tourists are abhorred by such practices, the festival will have an adverse effect on tourism, an industry which provides the country with much-needed financial returns. Those foreigners who experience or come to know of this practice leave Vietnam confused and with a heavy heart, rather than uplifted by its paradoxical beauty and friendliness.

I implore you to end these violent practice and help Vietnam move towards a truly peaceful country in keeping with its international image. 

I trust that you will support these measures (which are becoming more widespread around the world) and thus promote non-violent cultural practices in Vietnam. Until such a time, however, I regret that it will be necessary to boycott Vietnam both as a tourist and by way of commerce and to encourage others to participate in a boycott as well.

Yours sincerely,

Patent For a Pig

Patent For A Pig – The Big Business of Geneticswind0wninja YouTube Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:00 CDT

Patent For A Pig: The Big Business of Genetics: The American biotechnology firm, Monsanto, has applied for a patent for pig breeding in 160 countries. The patent is for specific parts of the genetic material of pigs which Monsantos genetic researchers have decoded. If this patent is granted, pig breeding would be possible with the approval of the company. Farmers and breeders are naturally alarmed because these genes have long existed in the great majority of their pigs. Using DNA tests they can prove that there is no new invention in the patent applications but that, instead, granting this patent would be to allow a part of nature to fall into the hands of a single company. Monsantos influence on the patent offices is huge. If the patent is approved, money will have to be paid to Monsanto for e very pig in the world carrying this genetic marker. This has long been the case for certain feedstuffs, such as genetically modified maize. Many farmers in the US have already become dependent on the company. It is not merely a question of money, however, but also a question of the risk posed to consumers. In America, as in Europe, cases of infertility in animals fed with genetically modified maize are becoming increasingly common. No-one yet knows what effects such products are having on humans.

Wie Tierfabriken sich immer weiter ausdehnen Reportage 1.02.2012 MDR Fernsehen EXAKT


Exakt | MDR FERNSEHEN | 01.02.2012 | 20:15 Uhr Heimlicher Zuwachs – wie sich Tierfabriken immer weiter ausdehnen


Bauen, das sollte man annehmen, darf man in Deutschland nur mit den entsprechenden Genehmigungen. Für einen der größten Schweinezüchter Europas scheint diese Regel offensichtlich nicht so wirklich zu gelten. Abgeschirmt hinter den Fassaden vorhandener Stallreihen soll das Unternehmen einfach dreist immer weiter ausgebaut haben.

Während aufgebrachte Anwohner fürchten, dass rund um ihre Orte klammheimlich riesige Mastanlagen entstehen, scheint niemand das Treiben des holländischen Unternehmens stoppen zu können.     

Expandieren bis zum Kollaps – Wie immer größer Tierfabriken entstehen und warum die Ämter hilflos zuschauen. Das und mehr sehen Sie am Mittwoch, um 20:15 Uhr, in Ihrem MDR-Nachrichtenmagazin Exakt.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 30. Januar 2012, 14:55 Uhr