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Animal Liberation Victoria conducts a series of investigations into RSPCA approved free range pig farms. They discovered that the pigs were held in shocking conditions. The pigs were up to their shoulders in their own feces, and many were suffering from illnesses and injuries. They suffered from skeletal deformities, pneumonia, broken bones, and arthritis.
Among other pigs, one piglet was rescued from a free range pig farm. He had been placed in a “sick bay” where about forty other piglets were suffering from injuries and illnesses. They were left untreated until they are slaughtered. The piglet suffered from severe scoliosis and was barely able to lift his nose a centimeter from the ground. He was horribly thin, nothing more than skin and bones. He also suffered from a respiratory infection. They called him Shmuel. His rescuers gave him medication and little bits of food at a time. Sadly, Shmuel died the next morning after his rescue.
Although Shmuel died knowing love and kindness, others were not so lucky. The other pigs the heartbroken rescuers left behind were forced to live in terrible conditions. Dead, decaying pigs lay on the ground. Their shelters were rat-infested and their water troughs were filthy. Pigs were cannibalizing the dead around them. Watch and share this Free Range Fraud video.
As you can see in the video, pigs are afflicted with numerous illnesses and injuries. The pigs that are still alive are eating their dead companions. Mothers are forced to raise their young in these filthy and cramped conditions.
This isn’t just happening on free range pig farms. This is happening for free range chickens and turkeys too. Chickens and turkeys are abused on farms and are kept in small sheds. The dead are left to rot on the floor. For egg-laying chickens, wheter it is free range or caged, all male chicks are killed on the first day of their lives. They are either ground up alive in a blender or are gassed. Male chickens are simply by-products of the egg industry.
Don’t buy the lies. There is no such thing as “humane slaughter” or “free range farms.” Those are just labels to make us feel better. You cannot justify slaughtering and exploiting these sensitive and intelligent creatures. Save lives and live healthier by becoming vegan. You can save innocent lives by living cruelty-free.