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Animal Equality investigation reveals violent abuse on a british pig farm.

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; 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 shows several workers involved in the violence, which is 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.

Some of the shocking findings, which have all been passed to the RSPCA, include:

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.

No bacon butty is worth this suffering.

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