An investigation by Animal Liberation Queensland has captured rare footage of a pig’s harrowing ordeal while being marched towards a slaughterhouse.
Too unwell to walk, the poor animal was poked, prodded, hit and even when it was clear she simply could not get up – she was sprayed with a high pressure hose. At one point, another pig ran back towards her but was forcibly kicked away. This seemingly small act of concern isn’t surprising to anyone who knows pigs as they are inherently empathetic animals.
Her ordeal lasted for over an hour and ultimately, she was killed right where she laid. The incident is now the subject of a cruelty complaint under investigation by Queensland authorities.
But what this pig endured reflects so much more than an act of human cruelty or neglect. It’s a symptom of a much bigger problem…