Advertisements

1300 PIGLETS EUTHANIZED ON FARM BECAUSE OF ABUSE


1300 Piglets Euthanized On Farm Because Of Abuse

 

1300 Piglets Euthanized On Farm Because Of Abuse

 

Once again innocent animals became the victims of abuse in the commercial farming industry when 1,300 piglets had to be euthanized on a farm in Canada. Hog farmers and authorities are blaming the drought in the U.S. and the high cost of feed for the tragedy.

The Manitoba government said the piglets were located after a call came in Friday about the mistreatment. The Chief Veterinarian was forced to immediately euthanize the piglets “to avoid further pain and suffering” after they were found “in severe distress.”

The hog industry warned that more animals could face the same fate because farmers are being forced to sell the animals for record low prices or try to feed them on record high prices for corn.

Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers said, “… troubles in the pork industry mean weanlings are now essentially worthless.” Farmers are “depopulating” their barns of the young animals.

A full investigation into the disaster was initiated, but no charges under the Animal Care Act have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

While the government is not revealing the name of the farm or details about the type of abuse endured by the piglets, a local rendering company was identified as the entity that notified authorities. August 24 the company said a call came in from a farm that needed a pickup for 450 twenty-pound weanlings and 1,100 ten to fifteen-pound animals.

When the farmer would not disclose why so many piglets were dead or nearly dead, the company contacted the police.

Gary Stordy of the Canadian Pork Council said due to the dire circumstances in the industry they have started to encourage farmers to “seek help if they’re no longer able to support their herds.”

“They should reach out to their local SPCA or their local provincial hog board to review what can be done,” said Stordy. He also pointed out that being cruel to animals caught in the middle of this terrible situation is not an acceptable solution.

Related Stories:

Take Action For 3 Sheep That Died Of Thirst At University

Slaughterhouse Closed For Cruelty Is Back In Business One Week Later

7 Reasons Why We Have Not Evolved To Eat Meat

Read more: , , , , , , , ,

Photo Credit: Alexhealing

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/1300-piglets-euthanized-on-farm-because-of-abuse.html#ixzz257WdiGuC

RAMPANT CRUELTY AT CALIFORNIA SLAUGHTERHOUSE – DISCOVERED BY COMPASSION OVER KILLING! VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO!


http://www.cok.net/californiacows/

                        poorest animals – they served their whole life –

                        to spend milk, butter, chesse and even their kids,

                        their calves.

                        I cannot stay against my tears…

COMPASSION OVER KILLING: USDA CONSIDERS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AT SLAUTHER FACILITIES….“


Compassion Over Killing

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety
Inspection Service closed a California slaughterhouse
on Monday (August 20, 2012) after receiving undercover
video footage of multiple abuses at that facility.

The films were supplied by an animal rights group,
Compassion Over Killing. Their website:

http://www.cok.net

Without further comment, I offer you a look at the
four-minute lowlight reel edited from hours of footage.

http://www.cok.net/californiacows/

Justin DeJong of the Food Safety Inspection Service
issued this statement:

„USDA considers inhumane treatment of animals at slaughter
facilities to be unacceptable and is conducting a thorough
investigation into these allegations.“

That statement by federal authorities is remarkable in that
USDA has two full-time inspectors at that site, Central Valley
Meat Company which sells meat directly to USDA for government
subsidized feeding programs.

The company statement as reported by Tracie Cone of the Associated
Press:

„We were extremely disturbed to be informed by the USDA that…
our plant could not operate based upon a videotape that was
provided to the Department by a third party group that alleged
inhumane treatment of animals on our property.

Tracie Cone’s email:
tcone@ap.org

Sent by Robert Cohen The Notmilk Man

Please, note: Since years I am searching for animal-abuse in CAFOs and Slaughterhouses and Transports. All informations about my search you´ll find in my book, now coming as an e-book – soon.

Dr. Annamaria Grabowski

GOVERNMENT BAILS OUT PORK INDUSTRY TO THE TUNE OF $ 100 Million


August 17, 2012 Government Bails Out Pork Industry to the Tune of $100 Million

By Nathan Runkle http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wY Earlier

http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wY

this week, the Obama administration announced that it would buy up to $170 million-worth of meat products to bail out the animal agriculture industry from drought-induced profit losses. Associated Press reports, „The USDA plans to buy up to $100 million of additional pork products, $50 million of chicken, $10 million of lamb and $10 million of catfish.“ While the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is more than willing to rake in a federal giveaway of a hundred million dollars, it strongly opposes federal laws, such as the egg industry reform bill, that aim to improve the lives of animals on factory farms. The NPPC seems to support federal involvement only when it benefits its bottom line. Further, the pork industry continues to use, and defend, inhumane practices that are simply out of step with the values of the majority of America’s tax payers, such as confining pregnant pigs in gestation stalls so narrow the animals can’t turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, or engage in basic natural behaviors. The governmental program is choosing to bail out cruel factory farmers instead of looking out for the best interests of animals, the environment, or consumers. A recent Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Walmart pork supplier revealed some of these cruel practices that the USDA-protected animal agriculture industry tries so hard to keep hidden from the American public. August 17, 2012 Government Bails Out Pork Industry to the Tune of $100 Million By Nathan Runkle http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wY Earlier http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wYthis week, the Obama administration announced that it would buy up to $170 million-worth of meat products to bail out the animal agriculture industry from drought-induced profit losses. Associated Press reports, „The USDA plans to buy up to $100 million of additional pork products, $50 million of chicken, $10 million of lamb and $10 million of catfish.“ While the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is more than willing to rake in a federal giveaway of a hundred million dollars, it strongly opposes federal laws, such as the egg industry reform bill, that aim to improve the lives of animals on factory farms. The NPPC seems to support federal involvement only when it benefits its bottom line. Further, the pork industry continues to use, and defend, inhumane practices that are simply out of step with the values of the majority of America’s tax payers, such as confining pregnant pigs in gestation stalls so narrow the animals can’t turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, or engage in basic natural behaviors. The governmental program is choosing to bail out cruel factory farmers instead of looking out for the best interests of animals, the environment, or consumers. A recent Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Walmart pork supplier revealed some of these cruel practices that the USDA-protected animal agriculture industry tries so hard to keep hidden from the American public. August 17, 2012 Government Bails Out Pork Industry to the Tune of $100 Million By Nathan Runkle http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wY Earlier http://youtu.be/T83ewTeF5wYthis week, the Obama administration announced that it would buy up to $170 million-worth of meat products to bail out the animal agriculture industry from drought-induced profit losses. Associated Press reports, „The USDA plans to buy up to $100 million of additional pork products, $50 million of chicken, $10 million of lamb and $10 million of catfish.“ While the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is more than willing to rake in a federal giveaway of a hundred million dollars, it strongly opposes federal laws, such as the egg industry reform bill, that aim to improve the lives of animals on factory farms. The NPPC seems to support federal involvement only when it benefits its bottom line. Further, the pork industry continues to use, and defend, inhumane practices that are simply out of step with the values of the majority of America’s tax payers, such as confining pregnant pigs in gestation stalls so narrow the animals can’t turn around, lie down comfortably, walk, or engage in basic natural behaviors. The governmental program is choosing to bail out cruel factory farmers instead of looking out for the best interests of animals, the environment, or consumers. A recent Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Walmart pork supplier revealed some of these cruel practices that the USDA-protected animal agriculture industry tries so hard to keep hidden from the American public. At this Walmart pork supplier, pregnant pigs are confined to filthy, metal gestation crates barely larger than their bodies, and sick and injured pigs with severe, bleeding wounds or infections are left to suffer without veterinary care. While MFA continues to expose the cruelties inherent in pork production, ultimately consumers hold the greatest power to end the needless suffering of animals by switching to a compassionate vegan diet. Visit ChooseVeg.com to learn more. At this Walmart pork supplier, pregnant pigs are confined to filthy, metal gestation crates barely larger than their bodies, and sick and injured pigs with severe, bleeding wounds or infections are left to suffer without veterinary care. While MFA continues to expose the cruelties inherent in pork production, ultimately consumers hold the greatest power to end the needless suffering of animals by switching to a compassionate vegan diet. Visit ChooseVeg.com to learn more. At this Walmart pork supplier, pregnant pigs are confined to filthy, metal gestation crates barely larger than their bodies, and sick and injured pigs with severe, bleeding wounds or infections are left to suffer without veterinary care. While MFA continues to expose the cruelties inherent in pork production, ultimately consumers hold the greatest power to end the needless suffering of animals by switching to a compassionate vegan diet. Visit ChooseVeg.com to learn more.

SCHOOL BANS PIGS STORIES


Pigs

Books about pigs will still be in the school library

A West Yorkshire head teacher has banned books containing stories about pigs from the classroom in case they offend Muslim children.

The literature has been removed from classes for under-sevens at Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School in Batley.

Head Barbara Harris said the books would remain in the school library for children to read.

Sixty per cent of the school’s pupils are of Pakistani or Indian origin and 99% of these pupils are Muslims.

School library

Mrs Harris said in a statement: „Recently I have been aware of an occasion where young Muslim children in class were read stories about pigs.

„We try to be sensitive to the fact that for Muslims talk of pigs is offensive.“

The head teacher sent a memo to staff saying fiction books containing stories about pigs should be removed from early years and key stage one classrooms.

 

Mrs Harris added: „The books remain in the school library and there is nothing to stop our younger children having stories such as ‚The Three Little Pigs‘ in small groups.“

HUMANE SOCIETY TO SUE 51, PORK PLANTS OVER AMMONIA EMISSIONS


 reablogged from my blog: www.spiritandanimal.wordpress.com/

Quantcast

English: Sows in a gestation crate in Levin, N...English: Sows in a gestation crate in Levin, New Zealand, showing stereotypical bar-biting behaviour. Note how the sow in the foreground is unable to lie down without encroaching on her neighbour’s space. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted: 07/12/2012 11:29 am Updated: 07/12/2012 11:49 am

 
Humane Society To Sue 51 Pork Plants Over Ammonia Emissions

Posted: 07/12/2012 11:29 am Updated: 07/12/2012 11:49 am

 

As part of its ongoing campaign to help end the use of commercial gestation crates — a much maligned practice that involves the confinement of pregnant pigs for much of their life — the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to sue 51 such industrial-style operations for unreported releases of ammonia.

Ammonia is a potentially-dangerous pollutant and the EPA requires facilities to report releases of it amounting to more than 100 pounds within a 24-hour period. HSUS says the 51 facilities, located in top pork-producing states Iowa, North Carolina and Oklahoma, all release amounts that exceed this requirement.

The organization explains more in a release:

It was no surprise to find that many of those receiving notice are affiliated with the leaders and spokespersons of the National Pork Producers Council, a trade group that defends confining pigs in cramped gestation crates. The crates are so restrictive that the animals cannot even turn around in them. Each of these operations confines thousands, if not tens of thousands, of pigs—with the females typically in gestation crates— and emits hundreds of pounds of airborne ammonia per day. As a result, they regularly endanger communities, farm animals, wildlife and the environment.

HSUS told Pork Network that it determined which production sites to sue after “months of research” using “a simple and readily available mathematical equation to estimate the amount of ammonia being released from each of the facilities.” The equation can be found on the EPA and National Pork Producers Council websites, and figures in the number and types of animals at a facility and the waste-management methods employed.

However, director of environmental programs for the National Pork Board Allan Stokes countered to the publication that the equation is meant only as an aid for livestock producers, “not as a regulatory tool or an absolute determinant of whether a livestock operation in fact exceeded any regulatory reporting thresholds.”

Stokes also said the equation doesn’t account for any ammonia mitigation techniques that might be in place, and Pork Network notes that an HSUS representative admitted that no on-farm emissions tests have yet been conducted.

The Humane Society has been vocal in its mission to discourage organizations from getting pork from companies that use gestation crates. Many major food companies in recent months have pledged to take steps to eliminate them, including McDonald’s, Kraft Foods and others.

major food companies in recent months have pledged to take steps to eliminate them, including McDonald’s, Kraft Foods and others.

Related articles

Please, note:  I wrote a book about Pigs in CAFOs (in German language), you may watch it here: My Blog www.schweingehabt.wordpress.com/

Thank You!