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THE PAIN OF FACTORY FARMED PIGS

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There are a bunch of pigs that live in painful circumstances around the world. They are reared in small cages and this is attributed to factory farming, in order to maximise profits and get high returns.

Trapped in a cage the size of a fridge

Factory farmed pigs spend their entire life confined in very small steel cages. They are unable to move their limbs or even turn around. Due to the frustration and boredom they go through, they end up biting the steel bars.

Loneliness part of her

Due to the limited space in the ever small cages, pigs are denied the freedom to interact and bond with other mother pigs.

This results into loneliness because as it is their natural behavior, pigs love to roam and play with other pigs. In the long run, this can lead into stress. This explains why they might the metal bars or even the tails of their fellow pigs. To an extent, they can also bite their owners.

Recently, there was a case of a pig that bit its owner in the Western parts of Kenya. The animal must have been subjected to a lot of stress before getting to such a  point.

Breeding machines

A breeder pig is artificially inseminated twice or thrice a year and forced to give to large litters of pigs in a very short span of time.

As if this is not enough, she is kept behind bars after birth in crates and confined into tiny cages. She is not given the chance to interact with her piglets and this is done in order to prepare her for another cycle of birth.

Their bodies are denied the chance to prepare for another birth cycle and this results to pain and discomfort.

Help end this cruelty

Confinement is cruelty to the animals. World Animal Protection has been at the forefront of condemning the confinement of pigs. You can join our movement by signing our petition on raise pigs right https://www.worldanimalprotection.org/node/12921   and help rescue these intelligent animals from this cruelty.

 

 

 

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