WAV Comment – This is BRILLIANT news and we congratulate Viva! in finally getting Tesco to pull the plug after years of being shown the abuse. More to come when we get the official Viva! news / PR. Tesco is one of the UK’s major food stores; so this will send massive shockwaves to the industry of meat supply to supermarkets. Namely – do it right or be exposed and shut down.
This has changed for the positive within the last 24 hours.
The following is from Viva! who undertook the investigation and have been campaigning against conditions and treatment of animals at Hogwood for years.
First – the good news;
Mon 19/8/2109 – Tesco drops one of its biggest pork suppliers after animal rights campaigners release footage of shocking abuse at pig farm including animals being kicked and hit with metal rods
- Tesco banned meat from Hogwood Farm in Warwickshire after an exposé
- Activist group Viva! filmed images they claim expose ‘systematic animal abuse’
- Campaigners released shocking footage of pigs screeching in terror as farm workers kicked them, slammed gates on them and hit them with metal rods
Pictures – Viva!
Read the full story at:
Viva! – before the announcement – This is their words:
Against all odds, we return to Hogwood pig farm to expose shocking conditions at Tesco-approved hell hole for the third year running.
You probably know the story – we’ve told it twice before. Back in June 2017, I went inside one of Britain’s largest pig farms: Hogwood. The horrors that my team and I filmed were impossible to forget.
This year, we left hidden cameras.
Just last month, we went back – this time armed with hidden cameras to capture round-the-clock surveillance. What we discovered was shocking: pigs ruthlessly kicked by farm workers and struck with metal riding crops and hand tools.
We filmed a farm worker slamming a metal rape rack onto a confined sow – she screamed as he administered a painful injection, then she was hit over the head.
Hogwood: The Story
It was June 2017 when I first went into Hogwood Farm – and it’s a farm I’ve since come to know well. A huge industrial unit in Warwickshire, Hogwood houses over 16,000 pigs and supplies Tesco.
We have submitted official complaints to the RSPCA, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Red Tractor and Tesco – none of it resulted in action being taken to protect these pigs. All we received were worthless assurances.
Big business and the meat industry don’t care about the distress and misery at Hogwood farm. We need you to stand up and help us expose this horror.