HELP END THIS CRUELTY.
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In April 2018, Animal Equality investigators documented workers repeatedly kicking, hitting and slamming gates into pigs; jabbing them with pitchforks; spraying paint directly and deliberately up their nose; dropping a severely lame pig from a tractor bucket; urinating onto pig pens; and constantly shouting at pigs and laughing while abusing them. This brutality took place on a farm owned by Elsham Linc, one of Britain’s largest pig producers.
Hidden camera footage showed several workers involved in the violence, which was largely focused on the female pigs being used for breeding. Investigators also documented the prolonged suffering of pigs with painful wounds caused by the stressful conditions.
Our shocking findings included:
Consumers are constantly told to ‘Buy British’ for higher welfare, yet this cruelty was filmed on a Red Tractor certified pig farm in Lincolnshire. Labels and certificates can’t protect animals from suffering in the meat industry, but you can.