Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Investigations & undercover footage

Our brave team of investigators film inside factory farms and slaughterhouses.

Investigation into Bourne Farm, Piddlehinton, Dorset - Allen (Hanford) Ltd. Clipped footage taken on 1/11/2008 at grid ref: SY 730972.   For more information, or full unclipped footage, call Justin Kerswell on 0117 944 1000 or email press@viva.org.uk www.piggles.org.uk   Breakdown of full...
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> Watch the full footage on blip.tv [6:31 mins]  
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Part 1 The Captive Bolt Pistol does not cause instant death. It is a method of stunning that -- if used correctly -- stuns the animal, so that the heart carries on pumping after they have had their throats cut. However, this can and does fail -- leaving some animals fully or semi conscious and in...
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A hard-hitting video showing footage of live horse exports.
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  Each year, around 18 million turkeys are slaughtered in the UK – with around 10 million killed for the Christmas market alone. The vast majority of them spend their short lives in vast industrial sheds and never go outside. Read more about the factory farming of turkeys What can I do?...
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Viva! investigates: Gressingham Foods Slaughterhouse and Processing Plant (November 2009) The reality of the death of millions of ducks heading towards Britain's supermarket shelves under the RSPCA's Freedom Foods scheme was exposed by the first undercover investigation into the...
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Enriched cages Viva! investigates: A cage is still a cage Another side of egg production was the battery cage – a byword for cruelty for decades.  However, they are now being replaced across Europe by – yes you guessed it – another cage. Optimistically described as...
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Viva! investigates:  Conveyor belt of death Hatcheries across Britain produce millions of hens to replace their ‘worn out’ sisters (most killed at just 72 weeks), but not every bird makes it out of the hatchery alive. To be precise, half of them don’t. The fate of male chicks...
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Watch our shocking exposé of the British sheep and lamb industry. Viva! investigates the trade in sheep and lambs When we first visited Exeter livestock market we spotted a pitiful sign: “Orphan lamb sale 11am” - 25 on that particular day. In one pen, looking startled and...
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We uncover what could be the real reason for the TB epidemic – and it’s not badgers Biosecurity measures (disinfectant foot dip) were ignored We have long suspected that Biosecurity failings at markets plays a much bigger role in spreading the disease than contact with wildlife....
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