Vegan Activists Film Starving Pigs Eating Each Other At "High Welfare" Farm
Vegan animal rights activists have released footage of starving pigs at a “high welfare” farm eating each other alive.
An investigation has been launched into the McGuckian Brothers farm in Northern Ireland since the release of the footage. The farm has also had its membership to the Red Tractor food assurance scheme suspended.
Animal welfare group Meat The Victims observed the pigs for several weeks before entering the farm and filming the neglected animals.
In addition to the pigs seen living in filthy conditions, several dead pigs had been left on the floor of the enclosure.
“One of the pigs actually had a hole in both of her sides and she was being cannibalised” said Goti.
“They were eating her while she was alive. She didn’t even have the strength to scream. She was just softly whimpering and there was nothing we could do.”
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The undercover investigation at the farm was attended by activists from several different corners of the world.
“Obviously with the climate crisis…many of them didn’t fly” explained Goti.
“They took 27-hour journeys on coaches and ferries to protect the planet as much as they could. ‘That’s how dedicated they were to coming to this action.”
The protest came to an end when a farmer agreed that the activists could rescue one pig. The fortunate animal has been called Connor and will now live at an animal sanctuary.
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