Breaking! Animal Equality Films Workers Beating Pigs on a British Farm
May 23, 2018United Kingdom
Animal Equality has today released shocking scenes of animal abuse filmed on Fir Tree pig farm in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, which is owned by Elsham Linc – one of Britain’s largest pig producers.
The investigation, which came on the back of an anonymous tip-off, revealed serious and repeated violent abuse of the animals by several members of staff, including:
- Kicking pigs in the face and head, often violently and repeatedly, with over 100 incidents of kicking recorded in 10 days.
- Jabbing pigs repeatedly with the tines of a mucking out fork.
- Transporting an injured pig in the bucket of a tractor and hitting it repeatedly (by kicking and with a gate) when it couldn’t move into a pen.
- Spraying marker paint directly up a pig’s nose.
- Slamming gates on pigs’ heads.
- Hitting pigs in the face and head with heavy plastic boards (pig boards).
- Workers laughing about the abuse and swearing at pigs.
- Leaving a ‘downed’ pig without veterinary care for 48 hours before shooting him.