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Pig Farm in Trouble in Canada
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Pig Farm in Trouble in Canada

A pig farm is currently under investigation. There are actually several investigations underway, including one by the company itself. The abuse happening right in the farm was denounced one man, who wishes to stay anonymous, and shared for all Canadians to know.

Undercover footage was taken at the facilities of Puratone Corp, located in Arborg, Manitoba, Canada. When animals with open sores are forced to stay in their miniature cages and piglets are euthanised by chucking them at walls and concrete floors, something is amiss. Something is wrong. Action needs to be taken. And it will be.

What seems to be more disturbing than the videos taken of abuse happening in the farm is that the industry claims that most of what was filmed is nothing more than standard practice for the pork industry, such as the slamming of pigs on the floor to kill them. The head veterinarian of the province will be looking at this to give his opinion on the matter.

Mercy for Animals Canada, who is responsible for the footage, is asking Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg grocery stores to stop purchasing pork from companies that use gestation crates for the pregnant sows. Too small for them to move in, they are cramped and suffer greatly during their entire pregnancy. The fact that it is standard practice horrifies most Canadians.

Maple Leaf, a large provider of meat products in Canada, claims that they will perform an audit on Puratone’s animal welfare practices, claiming that they have a zero tolerance for animal abuse.

I highly doubt that they were unaware of the way the business runs its facilities. This is a company with a history of hygiene problems within the last few years, including the information in this article, for example. It is time people understood that meat is not the food humans need.


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  1. dianabart
    Its stories like this that make me ponder humanity! I will never eat animal again! Sharing and voted!!!
    1. SnakeWitch
      Humanity is ignorant and needs to know.
  2. kristo
    voted. I actually cringed reading this. Maple Leaf does not tolerate animal abuse, but they kill animals... ?? yet another example of animals being seen as furniture objects :(
    1. SnakeWitch
      I know. Maple Leaf, right? But they've been in trouble for a while. It's time they just understood and shut down. My opinion...
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #5! Hello SnakeWitch! Missed you girl! Hope all is going well!
    1. SnakeWitch
      You're back! Took you long enough! :p
  4. Veganara
    Voted. this is sickening, but not surprising, it is all too commonplace. I know that here in the UK they even have an acronym for how they kill unwanted piglets, as you describe - PAC, Pounding Against Concrete. That just says it all, doesn't it? we need to publicise these atrocities as much as we can.
    1. SnakeWitch
      Tell me about it!
  5. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Yep, this ain't surprising........but every time I come to know about such a thing, my hatred for meat-eating in doubled......... voted...tho I kno it's already on top...but thn it's worth being voted! :)
  6. Anita Vegana
    Good. I am glad pig farms are getting what they deserve. I voted. When you have the chance, please read my new article, Just These Two to Start, and vote if you like it.


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