Pig Exploitation
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Wishful Thinking


When people think about pigs, they think about the movie "Babe" or a cute little pig like Henry...


...or perhaps a pig like Sugarbear enjoying the pasture grass...


...or perhaps pigs like Oscar and Spanky who are free to wander out in the field to their favorite mud hole.

Reality

(Pig - Transportation - 06)  In 2004, a transport truck owned by Smithfield Foods and loaded with 180 pigs flipped over in Virginia. Many pigs were killed in the accident, while others lay along the roadside, injured and dying. PETA officials arrived on the scene and offered to humanely euthanize the injured animals, but Smithfield refused to allow the suffering animals a humane death because the company could not legally sell the flesh of animals who had been euthanized. Similar accidents involving animal transport trucks occur almost every day. After an accident in April 2005, Smithfield spokesperson Jerry Hostetter told one reporter, "I hate to admit it, but it happens all the time."

Photo from: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Editorial submitted by Mike Jaynes (see also Avoid Mass Confinement Factory Farming at all Costs)

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The calf photo in the masthead of these pages is from Farm Sanctuary with our thanks.

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This all creatures animal exploitation photo gallery is being presented to show the public the difference between the cute little animals we see in advertising and picture in our minds and the reality that exists in entertainment (circus, circuses, hunting, fishing, movie, movies, sport, sports, television, tv. TV), on farms (battery, beef, calf, calves, chicken, chickens, cow, cows, duck, ducks, dairy, egg, fish, eggs, geese, goose, lamb, lambs, pig, pigs, pork, sheep), and in a laboratory or laboratories, for medical research (cat, cats, dog, dogs, mice, monkey, monkeys, mouse, rabbit, rabbits, rat, rats, veal), photos, pictures (d-34)


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