Stop Egypt's Brutal Pig Killings

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Originally Posted: 25 May 2009

Stop Egypt's Brutal Pig Culling

From Compassion in World Farming

Write to the Egyptian Ambassador today in your country to halt this horrendous mass killing of the Egyptian pig herd. Please point out that such inhumane treatment of animals not only contravenes the OIE Guidelines (World  Organization for Animal Health) but is also contrary to Islamic teaching which regards animals as “communities like you” (Qur’an 6:38).

"Egypt's mass pig kill is quite simply the worst atrocity to farm animals that I have ever seen" Philip Lymbery, CEO, Compassion in World Farming.

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INFORMATION

New footage of on-going mass slaughter of pigs in Egypt reveals atrocities in their handling of animals in the current swine flu crisis.

Appalling scenes of horrendous mass pig killing taking place in Egypt right now have sparked international protest. From media footage, we have seen hundreds of pigs dragged from their small pens and dumped live and fully conscious into a huge dump truck. Then another batch of pigs is dumped on top of those. Then another, and another. Some must surely suffocate right away or break their limbs. Fighting to breathe, the animals writhe on top of each other.

From a distance, the scene almost looks like a tin of maggots. Come closer, and the true horror is clear.

Egyptian media reports that "When the lorry is filled with 400 pigs on average, it sets off for the burial ground in Abou Zabal.

The animals are then driven to mass graves where they are covered in caustic chemicals before being buried. Media reports tell of the pigs screaming at the pain of the chemicals for half hour or more before they are dead. This is the intended fate of all of Egypt’s 300,000 pigs.

See brutal, graphic video here. For two images, visit our image gallery here and here.


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