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Prosecute East Anglian Pig Co.!

May 1, 2012

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Source: Animal Equality


Target: Lee Grant, Chief Executive of the RSPCA’s Freedom Food and Jim Paice Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, DEFRA

Animal Equality has released undercover footage from Little Thorns Weaner Unit and Didlington, The Piggery, owned by East Anglian Pig Company. East Anglian Pig Company is a member of the UK farm assurance scheme and food labeling system, ‘Freedom Food’, audited and monitored by the RSPCA. They are also licensed by Red Tractor Farm Assurance scheme.

Animal Equality’s undercover footage shows pigs being hit on the head with iron bars, kicked and slapped by workers, stereotypies caused by extreme confinement, pigs being thrown over gates by their back legs, several injuries such as broken legs, prolapses, deep wounds and hernias.

Leading experts have reviewed and supported the findings, such as veterinarian, Andrew Knight, Dr. Katherine van Ekert, President, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics, Lorelei Wakefield, VMD, Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Animal Welfare Society, and Professor John Sorenson, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Brock University, Canada. The RSPCA have stated that they will NOT be prosecuting, even though Lee Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA’s Freedom Food, was quoted saying that he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ by what he saw on the footage and that it was ‘absolutely unacceptable’.

We urge the RSPCA and DEFRA not only to investigate the farms exposed by Animal Equality, but to prosecute those who are responsible.

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barbarity is not a
strong enough word,
to describe this cruelty
so vicious and absurd:(

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Dejan permalink
    May 1, 2012 6:04 pm

    No adequate punishment exist for this human creature in the video.

  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    May 2, 2012 3:59 am

    barbarity is not a
    strong enough word,
    to describe this cruelty
    so vicious and absurd:(

  3. May 2, 2012 9:39 am

    email sent. i have just no more words for humans… so disappointing, but for the ones who help, i wont give up the fight to help too!

    • May 2, 2012 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Sandy.

      • May 3, 2012 12:47 am

        i’m very into animal rights and welfare. I wish i could do above and beyond.. thank you for being a voice for animals.xx

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