Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Animal welfare

Misery and Medication

Disease, dirt and crowding, antibiotics and chemical growth enhancers - that's the five month life of most pigs.

 


No Reprieve

24 per cent of dairy cows are pregnant when slaughtered - many nearing full term.

Dairy Deaths

Calves are taken from their mothers a day or two after birth. Males are usually killed.


Legal Mutilation

75 per cent of all piglets have their teeth crushed and tails cut off without anaesthetics.

 


Boiled Alive

Up to one fifth of chickens may be fully conscious when they enter the scalding tank to loosen their feathers.

 


Saving Space

Broiler sheds may contain up to 50,000 birds - each one allowed a space the size of a telephone directory.


The Healthy Option?

Nearly all 850 million UK chickens are fed antibiotics daily. 72 million die from disease.

 

 


Broiler Barbarity

Four-fifths of broiler chickens (killed for meat) have broken bones and deformed feet, legs and other bone deformities.


Assault and Battery

80 per cent of all eggs come from battery hens - kept five to a cage no bigger
than a microwave oven.


Ducks' Despair

Most ducks are factory farmed in crowded sheds. they never see daylight or swim in water.

 

 


Terror for Turkeys

25 per cent of turkeys are in chronic pain because of swollen joints - 70 per cent of big birds.

 

 


Not So Humane

Millions of calves, lambs and pigs are conscious when their throats are cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Not So Humane

Millions of calves, lambs and pigs are conscious when their throats are cut.

 

 


For more information please see the Viva! Guide, "Murder, She Wrote"