A new expose from PETA has found that pigs live in awful conditions on two UK farms.
Two members of the public filmed inside these farms and found dead pigs being left with with live pigs, piglets suffering with injuries and dead new born piglets still attached to their mother's placenta.
"The appalling neglect and abuse documented at these farms is rampant in today's industrialised meat industry", says PETA Associate Director Elisa Allen. "The only way for consumers to avoid contributing to the systematic suffering of animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses is to leave animals off their plates and instead choose from the abundant vegan options available in supermarkets today."
PETA's motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat" - on UK farms, many piglets have their teeth clipped or ground down and their tails cut off without being given anything for the pain.
Pregnant mother pigs are crammed in farrowing crates so small that they can't even turn around. All mothers have a strong urge to build a nest as they would naturally do and the small space means they can't even do this.
They're impregnated over and over again and each litter of piglets they have is taken away from them after only a few weeks. The babies are then transported to fattening pens before eventually being sent to slaughter.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.
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