PIGS´ JOURNEY or The Final Way of Pigs…


Don´t watch this video if you are a child! ONLY FOR ADULTS!


Flying Pigs? Just a Dream…


Sus scrofa avionica
Sus scrofa avionica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A DREAM! Perhaps from all pigs abused in CAFOs. Poor animals, poor pigs!

„Schwein gehabt?“ Video with Impressions from my Book…

Annamaria Grabowski, „Schwein gehabt “ ? – YouTube

youtube.com22. Jan. 2012 – 12 Min. – Hochgeladen von concitta15
Das neu veröffentlichte Buch „Schwein gehabt? “ gibt einen tiefen … schweingehabt@googlemail.com


Illustration of medieval pig stunning, from Th...
Illustration of medieval pig stunning, from The Medieval Cookbook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please, note:

I wrote a book about Pigs in CAFOs, but I wrote a book about violence and hidden tortures done unto farm-animals. But never forget: What we do unto the weakest that we do unto ourselves.


Please, read this article  with utmost seriousity: Thank You


[Testimony] VISIT to the SLAUGHTER Maybe for lack of courage, cowardice or excessive weakness, I never looked at my own free will a movie where you see animals during the slaughter. I’ve never heard it. I knew, for images seen or to descriptions of other, what happens in those factories of death, but I never wanted to watch what happens in there with my own eyes.


I always thought that I didn’t need to look at them, because I didn’t have to be sensitised on the subject: I decided to become a vegetarian and vegan then many years ago, without ever having seen anything about this, but knowing the truth.


And I, I never had the courage to watch, I was in a slaughter of pigs and cattle in one. I have seen and heard it all with my eyes and my ears, not sitting in front of a screen but there, standing before dozens of animals lined up ready to be doomed to end up in someone’s flat, in line to be killed by people who do work, every day.


Living beings like us, with their emotions, their feelings. There in a row, frightened and intended to be eaten by humans. I saw them and looked into his eyes, I saw and felt their fear and their terror, their misunderstanding to see their fellow stunned by electric shock or by a bullet, while waiting for a knife held by a human cuts their throats, putting an end to their captivity.


I am a student of veterinary medicine and for us there are tutorials and practical training courses in all areas of veterinary medicine, not only those related to the care of our so-called pets: these include the analysis and inspection of foodstuffs of animal origin. That’s why we have brought to the slaughterhouse: to attend stages of slaughter by stunning until complete disassembly of the animal and to teach us to pay a visit on certain inspection organs and parts of slaughtered animals, so as to rule out the presence of any pathologies or illegal treatments with drugs that can damage the health of consumers.


I decided not to go there, I didn’t have much choice but preferred to „work hard“ to pass this examination rather than witness the killing of innocent animals. Then I made courage and I decided to go and see firsthand what happens, to know and to be able to disseminate what I saw and heard.


In this slaughterhouse killed about 120 animals per hour … 700 per day and almost 120,000 per year.


The animals arriving at the slaughterhouse transported on trucks that I think everybody sooner or later be seen on the highway. Here are facts get off and wait in the „lairage“, where they can stay up to 24 hours. In these stables pets can only drink, don’t eat, because otherwise the stomach content could create hygienic problems then during slaughter.


These prisons are really close to the stunning and killing, and the animals can hear the noises and sounds of their comrades who were killed. I looked into my eyes and it was terrible to know that within a few minutes I was seeing those animals living there were literally dismantled to end up on the shelf of a supermarket.


One by one the pigs or cattle are driven by an operator, who often helps with a rod that emits electric shocks, in a hallway that leads them on a Board where they are then blocked by the barriers. Pigs are stunned by elettronarcotizzazione, i.e. they inflicted a strong electric shock in my head: the animal still alive, falls to the ground, close to what has just been killed before him and cut the big vessels of the neck to allow the blood to come out while still the heart is working, that the animal dies of exsanguination.


While this happens, the animal, though stunned, moves and is prey to seizures and what will then the same fate I can see and can feel his agony.


After death, the pigs are dipped in a VAT of scalding at 60 degrees, you need to remove the bristles (but not all arrive there already dead …). Subsequently, are hung and a flame is passed on their bodies for a few seconds to remove surface residues.


From here onwards I witnessed a veritable chain of disassembly where at the end of the BIOS that emotions and feelings did not remain that a cold, hard casing, ready to be processed and become ham, mortadella, sausage, bacon and whatnot.


However, cattle are stunned by a blow on the forehead with a captive bolt gun. I could see one of them, a calf approximately 1 year: he understood what was going to happen and tried in every way to avoid the gun that would have made a hole in the brain.


But for him there was nothing to do and fell to Earth in seconds, before the eyes of his companion waiting and under my eyes helplessly. At this point was hung for a paw and I watched it for the last time in his eyes now glazed over but still alive … and he’s been cut her throat.


I saw litres of blood out and flowing down while he finished his sad and short life. Like all others before and after him, he was skinned and hacked to pieces. His skin will end in tanneries to make jackets, shoes or leather sofas that adorn our houses, its meat will end up on your plate to someone at home or at a restaurant or some barbecue with friends.


While his head and most of its innards are thrown in the trash bins that are outside the establishment … so many crowded heads on top of each other, skinless, with eyes open and with the hole in the skull that led them away from the world.


I don’t want to make the vet to work in a slaughterhouse. I want to be a veterinarian who treats animals to save them, to make them feel good and to get them a nice, healthy life and that it is the longest possible.


I don’t want to treat the animals to become a breeder and the employees of his company. Unfortunately all this at the University and the professors who teach us the craft does not concern: the veterinarian is also and above all this and if you want to be part of this world you have to be practical exercises such as this and how many more, and you have to take exams that you teach farming techniques and methods for slaughtering animals, regardless of why you want to treat the animals.


All right. In order to do what you want in life one must always meet obstacles, big or small they are. This for me is a big obstacle, because nothing and nobody will ever erase from my memory what I saw and heard today and in these years of study.


Will always remain in my recollection the sweet eyes and afraid of these unfortunate animals were born to serve and satisfy the tastes and fashions of a species based where I’m ashamed of being part. But since now these things are imprinted indelibly in me, I want to make good use of, in favour of animals who have died today, of those dead yesterday and in previous years and of those who will die tomorrow and in future years … hoping that one day it no longer exists.


I decided to share it with whoever reads my feelings, my suffering. And even more to convey to you what I have seen and heard, in the hope that even if only one of you open your eyes and make you aware of what happens every day in the world, with the belief that even a small drop of water which moves in the opposite direction can drag along other drops in a raging riverto reverse the course.


[Source: http://www.agireora.org/info/news_dett.php?id=1328%5D (Translated by Bing)


Neues Deutschland

10.10.2012 / Meinung/Kolumne / Seite 4



Von Ingolf Bossenz

Sechs Delfine einer Spezialeinheit der US-Marine werden in den nächsten drei Wochen in der montenegrinischen Bucht von Kotor nach Bomben, Torpedos und Minen suchen. Die noch immer scharfen Explosivkörper stammen aus den beiden Weltkriegen und aus den Kriegen beim Auseinanderbrechen Jugoslawiens in den 90er Jahren.

Tiere werden seit jeher von Menschen gern militärisch genutzt. So hatte eine Firma in Thüringen, die Sanitäter für den Einsatz in Kriegsgebieten schult, die Idee, Schweinen schwere Schuss- und Stichverletzungen bis hin zu Amputationen zuzufügen. Damit sollten »echte Einsatzbedingungen« für die Ausbildung simuliert werden. Nach jahrelangem Justizgezerre wurde das Projekt jetzt ad acta gelegt. Die gerichtlich bestellten Gutachter bezweifelten den Nutzen des blutigen Vorhabens. »Was möglich ist, ist noch lange nicht gut für den Menschen«, urteilte ein Medizinethiker in der abschließenden Verhandlung. Ob das Mögliche für die Tiere »nicht gut« ist, spielt bei deren »Nutzung« auch in Deutschland, wo der Tierschutz im Grundgesetz steht, kaum eine Rolle.

Delfine und Schweine. Letztere stehen den Meeressäugern weder in Intelligenz noch in sozialem Verhalten nach, wie längst erwiesen ist. Trotzdem werden von ihnen allein in Deutschland jedes Jahr rund 60 Millionen umgebracht. Ohne jede Gerichtsverhandlung.

URL: http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/800764.frontschweine.html

„Pigs Making People of Themselves

„Do you like
blue overalls and farmer?
I do not like them,
I do not like
blue overalls and farmer.“
– Inspired by Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

They ate his butt. The ate his loins. They ate
his chops. I wonder if he was first hogtied?

They ate almost everything. They savored his jewels
and swallowed his jowls, but when it came to the
farmer’s fake teeth, even pigs have their limits.

Rescuers found only the dentures on the bloody
ground of a pig farmer’s meadow. The man lived
by the sty and died by the sty.“
Today (Thursday, October 4, 2012) 300,000 pigs
will die in American slaughterhouses, according
to the National Agricultural Statistics Service,
a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
That 300,000 number is greater than the 2010 census
population of humans living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Every one of the 300,000 will die screaming as a result
of the fear and the pain. Experts say that pigs are
considerably smarter than dogs and even some humans.

The people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

„A typical slaughterhouse kills about 1,000 hogs per
hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it
impossible for pigs‘ deaths to be humane and painless.

„Because of improper stunning, many hogs are alive when
they reach the scalding-hot water baths, which are
intended to soften their skin and remove their hair.

„The U.S. Department of Agriculture documented 14
humane-slaughter violations at one processing plant,
where inspectors found hogs who ‚were walking and
squealing‘ after being stunned [with a stun gun] as
many as four times.

„An industry report explains that ‚continuous pig
squealing is a sign of…rough handling and excessive
use of electric prods.‘ The report found that the pigs
at one federally inspected slaughter plant squealed
100 percent of the time ‚because electric prods were
used to force pigs to jump on top of each other.'“

Do you eat bacon? If you do, then you are reason
for the horrible lives and painful deaths pigs live
on farms. Take responsibility.

„Everywhere there’s lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.“
– George Harrison

Robert Cohen

and here the link to that whole article Robert quoted above:


COQUILLE, Ore. — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.

Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday.


A family member found Garner’s dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.


It’s possible Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals, then killed and eaten, Frasier said, adding that at least one hog had previously bitten Garner.


The possibility of foul play is being investigated as well.


„For all we know, it was a horrific accident, but it’s so doggone weird that we have to look at all possibilities,“ Frasier told The Register-Guard.


A pathologist was unable to identify a cause or manner of death, the newspaper reported. The remains will be examined by a forensic anthropologist at the University of Oregon.


Terry Garner was „a good-hearted guy“ who cared for several huge adult sows and a boar named Teddy, said his brother, Michael Garner, 75, of Myrtle Point.


Piglets were typically sold to local 4-H kids.


„Those animals were his life,“ Michael Garner said. „He had all kinds of birds, and turkeys that ran all over the place. Everybody knew him.“


Michael Garner said one of the large sows bit his brother last year when he accidentally stepped on a piglet.


„He said he was going to kill it, but when I asked him about it later, he said he had changed his mind,“ the brother said.


Domestic hogs are not typically known to be as aggressive as their feral cousins, but „there is some degree of danger associated with any animal,“ John Killefer, who heads the Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department at Oregon State University in Corvallis, told the newspaper.


While pigs „are more omnivorous than other farm animals, (such as) cows,“ Killefer called the case highly unusual.


Most hogs are raised until they reach a market weight of between 250 and 300 pounds, while breeding female pigs rarely weigh more than 400 pounds, Killefer said.

„Deutsche Fleischberge auf dem Weg nach Asien“


Wir können’s besser: Das Blog für eine Wirtschaft, die Ressourcen und Klima schont

Deutsche Fleischberge auf dem Weg nach Asien

Von 19. September 2012 um 13:10 Uhr

Sau mit Ferkeln © Philippe Huguen/AFP/GettyImages

Manchmal lohnt es sich, einen Blick in deutsche Fachzeitschriften zu werfen – etwa die “Vieh und Fleisch Handelszeitung“. Sie berichtete kürzlich über die Fachtagung “Fokus Schwein”, auf der sich Mitte September rund 500 Schweinehalter trafen.

Auf der Tagung war auch Clemens Tönnies zu Gast, einer der größten Fleischproduzenten und Schlachthofbetreiber Deutschlands. Er hatte eine klare Ansage: “Bauen Sie Schweineställe”, zitiert ihn VFZ.

Und wohin mit dem ganzen Schweinefleisch? Der deutsche Markt zumindest ist gesättigt. Also soll es in den Export gehen. Der Weltmarkt biete noch eine Menge Potenzial, der Selbstversorgungsgrad (wie viel Prozent eines Produkts wird unter dem Strich in Deutschland erzeugt) lasse sich ohne Weiters von aktuell 110 Prozent auf 150 steigern. Das heißt übersetzt, Deutschland soll noch mehr Fleisch exportieren.

Und das passiert bereits. Deutschlands Netto-Fleischexport steigt und steigt. Im ersten Halbjahr 2012 nahm der Netto (!)-Export um 120.600 Tonnen zu, zeigt eine aktuelle Kleine Anfrage der Grünen-Bundestagsfraktion. Die reinen Fleischexporte stiegen im ersten Halbjahr um 8,7 Prozent im Vergleich zum ersten Halbjahr 2011.

Die Zielregion ist vor allem Asien. Erst Anfang September reiste eine Delegation der Bundesregierung nach China, um für bessere Exportbedingungen zu werben. Gerade “Schweinefleischnebenprodukte”, also etwa Schweineohren und Füße, die dort als Delikatesse gelten, sollen stärker exportiert werden.

Auch andere Länder Asiens nehmen gerne Schweinefleisch aus Europa. Nach Angaben der Bundesregierung exportierte die EU im Jahr 2010 folgende Mengen:

– nach Russland: 298.000 Tonnen

– nach Japan: 209.000 Tonnen

– nach Hongkong: 93.000 Tonnen

– nach Korea: 83.000 Tonnen

Nun könnte man sagen: Ist doch klasse, wenn der Welthandel funktioniert. Aber natürlich hat das internationale Geschäft mit Lebensmitteln immer eine Kehrseite, vor allem im Heimatland.

Das Fleisch aus Deutschland, das am Ende in einer chinesischen Garküche landet, stammt aus riesigen Mastbetrieben, die inzwischen den Turboschalter umgelegt haben und den Tierschutz teilweise vernachlässigen. Um das System am Laufen zu halten und den Export hochfahren zu können, müssen wir in riesigen Mengen Tierfutter (Soja) importieren. Das ist gentechnisch verändert. Tierfutter vom eigenen Hof oder aus der Umgebung, das wird immer seltener. Und die Gülle landet auf den Äckern, versäuert die Böden und schadet dem Klima.

Bärbel Höhn von den Grünen fordert daher ein Umdenken. Deutschland besitze gerade einmal ein Prozent der Weltagrarfläche, schreibt sie. Und:

“Darauf können wir nicht Schweinefleisch für den wachsenden Bedarf am Weltmarkt produzieren. Tierhaltung muss flächengebunden stattfinden, nicht völlig entkoppelt von den gegebenen Ressourcen an Futter und Ackerfläche zur Gülleausbringung.

Die Bundesregierung muss die Qualitätsproduktion voranbringen, nicht die Massentierhaltung auf Kosten der Tiere, der Umwelt und der ländlichen Entwicklung.”