Can you imagine having an injured leg and, instead of being rushed to the hospital, being put into a tiny room and left to suffer? As your injury gets worse, the pain probably gets worse, too—but no one comes to save you.
You become so sick that you can't stand up—you have to lie down because you're so weak. Instead of getting you the help you need, someone eventually forces you into a truck and hauls you off to be killed.
PETA's disturbing undercover investigation reveals that THIS WAS REAL for an injured pig documented at this leading supplier to pig-meat companies.
Animals are left to suffer. Some Die. Survivors are sent to the slaughterhouse.
LEFT TO SUFFER
These clever and sensitive animals, who are smarter than dogs, are identified by having a tag punched through their ears and become just another number inside the factory.
Here are just a few of their stories:
Many pigs' abdomens had huge bulges caused by protruding intestines. These pigs were also relegated to the "junk pen." Later, they were loaded onto trucks and taken to slaughter.
As is typical of most pig-breeding factories, mother pigs at this factory farm are confined to crates so small that they can't walk or even turn around. Pigs, who are known to be excellent mothers and who "sing" to their piglets, are kept in such restricted conditions that they can't shift positions while nursing without having a metal bar or prong pressing into them.
The constant pressure of the hard, slatted floor and the metal bars rubbing against their bodies causes gaping ulcers.
Suffering like that documented at this factory
farm is widespread in the meat industry—including at slaughterhouses. Despite this, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants
to cut its budget for regulating the
slaughter of chickens and turkeys and slash the number of federal inspectors on
slaughter lines, leaving slaughterhouses to police themselves with almost no
government oversight. This program could hurt billions of animals every year.