The Hidden Face of Pork

A new CETFA investigation reveals the truth about Ontario’s pig industry.  In 2011 and 2012, CETFA investigators returned to the same Ontario pig barn for 7 months and documented a shocking pattern of cruelty and neglect.

Footage taken at the pig barn reveals:

  • Severely injured pigs, unable to stand up or walk, left to languish and slowly die without veterinary care;
  • Pigs suffering from serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including eye infections, severely swollen joints, and large, open pus-filled abscesses;
  • Dead pigs left in pens with live pigs who were scavenged upon;
  • Pens so overcrowded pigs had to climb over one another to move; and
  • One pig removed by investigators who had abscesses so advanced he had to be euthanized.

The findings of CETFA’s newest investigation are consistent with those documented at pig farms across Canada in recent years – illustrating that animal abuse and neglect are the pork industry norm, not the exception.

As consumers, we can choose compassion over cruelty at every meal. Adopting a compassionate, meat-free diet is the most powerful action we can take to put an end to needless animal suffering and the conditions documented during this investigation.

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About cetfa

Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA) is an investigative and educational organization established to examine intensive farming practices, with particular attention to abusive practices; hazards to human health; environmental impacts; and the role of power politics in maintaining the system while withholding public access to factual information. We seek to address these interconnected issues through investigation, education and advocacy of the compassionate treatment of farmed animals.
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One Response to The Hidden Face of Pork

  1. Mike says:

    Was this neglect reported to the SPCA?

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