An undercover investigation by international animal rights organization Animal Equality has documented horrifying cruelty in pig farms and slaughterhouses in the north of Italy.
The footage shows pigs with open wounds being forced to live in extreme filth, dead animals left for days in the same pens as live animals, all denied the possibility to live a normal piggy life.
“Cutting the pigs’ teeth and testicles without anaesthesia or stomping ill piglets on the ground is a common practice of the pig industry. With this new investigation in northern Italy we are showing once more that for the meat industry animals are simply goods to be exploited to get maximum economic benefits. It’s necessary for people to access this information that is deliberately hidden,” founder of Animal Equality Javier Moreno said.
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WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
For more images of the undercover investigation, please visit Animal Equality’s Flickr.