'Thumping' of runt or weak piglets

The runts of the litter, and any piglets who seem sick or weak, are not given treatment or care, because that would cost more time and money than pig farms can be bothered investing. Instead, these piglets are picked up by their back legs, and slammed head-first onto the floor, not a metre away from their mothers who watch on helplessly. In large piggeries, like Midland Bacon near Stanhope, this happens every morning.

Published: Mon 11 Mar 2024 by Farm Transparency Project
Captured/filmed: February 2024
Created: February 2024
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Licence: Creative Commons License
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Country: Australia
Location: Midland Bacon, Carag Carag, Victoria, Australia

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