Footage obtained by Viva! Campaigns taken on an intensive factory farm reveals truly dismal conditions for pigs.
In a major exposé, the Daily Mail reports that slurry from the farm is pumped to nearby green power plant and converted into biogas - some is burnt to make electricity for the national grid and the firm Good Energy. Read the article.
At Lambrook Pig Farm (Crockway Farms), located in Somerset, ‘fattening’ pigs destined for the dinner table are shown to be living in shockingly squalid conditions. The disturbing footage reveals both dead and living pigs lying in their own excreta with the only mental simulation for these intelligent animals being chains hanging from the ceiling. Sadly, this lack of real environmental enrichment is entirely legal. Viva! has reported concerns to the authorities, but have yet to hear back from them. It is rare for us to get any kind of response - even rarer for there to be a prosecution. After being made aware of the terrible conditions, the farm was audited by Red Tractor and passed! So much for claims of Britain having the best animal welfare in the world. If these images shock you, please don't support the pig industry with your custom. Go vegan.
Photos from the investigation:
Lambrook Pig Farm
Viva! Campaigns Ltd