Highway to Hell

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In yet another devastating undercover investigation Mercy For Animals reveals the appalling treatment of animals by the Canadian agriculture industry, this time at the Western Hog Exchange. The conditions for pigs before, during and after transportation to slaughter are indescribable. They go for days without food or water in conditions so crowded they can’t lie down. They have no protection from extreme heat and cold causing many to die en route (after unimaginable suffering). They are handled violently by beating, kicking and electric prod shocking. And note that this undercover video was filmed at a facility that has daily visits from federal inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. As you will see in the video, the inspectors fail to intervene time and again while pigs are being subject to horrendous abuse.

Even if you don’t watch the video, please sign MFS’s petition, and read the information on their site contrasting European legislation regarding animal transport with the regulatory black hole that is Canada.

You can watch the video here or below but beware that the video shows disturbing and graphic content:

Or you can read the in-depth report here.