No More Shipping Pigs Overseas to Hawaii for Slaughter
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Laurelee Blanchard, Leilani Farm Sanctuary
February 2018

For approximately five days at sea, the animals were forced to live in their own feces, urine and vomit - even, at times, amid the corpses of other pigs, until the dead animals were thrown overboard by Matsonís livestock attendant.

Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui is happy to announce the end of shipping pigs overseas to Hawaii for slaughter.

Following the release of our new book Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui that revealed details of the cruelty inherent in cramming hundreds of pigs into ocean shipping containers for a filthy four-day nightmare journey, the shipments have stopped.

Until recently; every two weeks, hundreds of pigs were sent on a horrendous transcontinental and overseas journey to be slaughtered in Hawaii. In a typical transport, a container carries two hundred twenty pigs and there can be four containers per shipment.

These pigs were loaded onto trucks from farms in states like Iowa, South Dakota, and Montana. They endured a grueling trip to an ocean port in Oakland, California, where they then started their ocean voyage with Matson Inc., a trans-pacific shipping company.

For approximately five days at sea, the animals were forced to live in their own feces, urine and vomit - even, at times, amid the corpses of other pigs, until the dead animals were thrown overboard by Matsonís livestock attendant.

Mahalo to everyone who signed the petition to Matson!


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