Day: November 6, 2019

The Dachau of “East Fork Farms”

 

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October, 2019

Indiana State Police officials have been asked to investigate after an undercover video shared Wednesday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows animal abuse and potentially unhealthy conditions the group says was taken at an Indiana pig farm.

The graphic video was shared via PETA’s YouTube page early Wednesday, and the description says the footage was captured at East Fork Farms outside of Brownstown in Jackson County.

The three-and-a-half minute clip is extremely graphic and shows pigs and piglets being thrown by farm staff members, swimming in pools of feces and hobbling in pain from visible injury.

The video also shows rotting pig carcasses and areas teeming with maggots. Viewer discretion is advised.

IndyStar’s attempts to reach East Fork Farms representatives have been unsuccessful. All numbers associated with the farm and its owners are no longer in service, and direct messages to individuals listed as the owners in state business filings have not been answered.

Dan Paden, vice president of evidence analysis for PETA, said the video was sent in by an anonymous whistleblower in September. PETA officials submitted a complaint to the Indiana State Police Versailles district Wednesday morning, Paden said.

“We’re asking (police) to visit the farm with a pig veterinarian and ensure that any sick and injured animals who may be in need of veterinary care or a painless release from that suffering are given the care that they require,” Paden said.

Fair Oaks Farms: Another infamous incident in Indiana

PETA is also asking that criminal charges be filed if investigators find anything at the farm that warrants it.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles confirmed that the complaint was sent to the ISP via email, and police are determining how to proceed.

In the complaint, directed to ISP Commander Lt. Paul A. Adams, PETA officials detail the abuse in the video and how they believe it violates Indiana’s anti-cruelty statutes.

Paden said PETA does not know the relationship between the person who captured the footage and East Fork Farms.

“We’re focused more on exposing the cruelty that they found. Not them and how they obtained the footage,” Paden said.

Paden told a reporter with the Louisville Courier Journal that PETA had not contacted the farm’s owners. “The farm’s on-site management is well aware of the pervasive and persistent filth and suffering shown on this video,” Paden said. “They’ve permitted all this and more to occur on their watch.”

PETA is also urging the JBS USA, the food company that operates a pork processing plant in Louisville, to no longer accept and slaughter pigs provided to them by East Fork Farms. IndyStar has reached out to JBS USA for comment.

https://eu.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/10/09/peta-says-video-shows-pig-abuse-indianas-east-fork-farms/3919520002/

My comment: Slaughterhouses and farm operation is a system of exploitation of the weaks, of the slaves of this world, it is the legalized fascism against animals.
We all who fight against this system know that even worse than the suffering of animals is the tragic fact that eliminating this system is not easy.
And certainly not today and not tomorrow.
As far as the power of the meat industry is concerned, I am firmly convinced that this ruling totalitarian system is very resistant and even dirty.

The meat industry’s dirtiest strategy is to convince consumers by propaganda that eating meat in a democracy is everyone’s right. And so the privatization of the matter relieves the contributors in this system.

None of us knows how to make the abolition of slaughterhouses possible.
But those with many years of experience in the field know that only a strong struggle can change that suffering and misery.
One who does not stop, one who works purposefully.

A struggle that consists of massive pressure on politicians, the media, the authorities, while at the same time providing education and information for the society.
And there is nothing left to do but fight. Because we know …
“Whoever fights can lose
Who does not fight has already lost”

My best regards to all, Venus

Croatia: Footballer kills chicken with footstep

There was some unfortunate fowl play in a recent lower-league football match in Croatia when a player was sent off for killing a chicken that had strayed onto the pitch.

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NK Jelengrad were taking on Jasenovac in the 2nd Sisak-Moslavina County League when a group of poultry made their way onto the field from a nearby farm.Enraged at the encroachment, Jelengrad’s Ivan Gazdek, 23, chased the hens before aiming a kick at one, killing it dead.

Gazdek was reportedly handed a straight red card by the referee afterwards for “unsportsmanlike conduct.”

The player later apologized to the late chicken’s owner, saying he had sent him a new bird by means of compensation.

However, he said he was angry about the “unhygienic” rural conditions which prompted his outburst.

“Chickens constantly enter the field. The terrain is full of faeces – these are unhygienic conditions,” Gazdek said, according to local outlet 24 Sata.

“I ran a little to the chickens to chase them off, I swung my foot and killed one by accident. F*ck it. The referee ran up to me and showed me a direct red card.

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“Believe me, I did not intentionally kill this chicken. I apologized to the owner by letter and sent her a new chicken”.

“I have a dog, two cats, and I also had a parrot, which recently sadly died,” Gazdek added in an apparent attempt to deflect further criticism.

https://www.rt.com/sport/472730-croatia-footballer-kills-chicken-sent-off/

And I meanIf nothing turns out of Gazdek’s career as a football player, the young man should turn to a slaughterhouse. There are also defenseless animals there, who are killed with kicks, without the perpetrators getting the red card.
Only the unsanitary conditions in the slaughterhouse would not satisfy Gazdek’s guidelines, but assholes get used to it very quickly.

My best regards to all, Venus

UK: slaughterhouse of horrors

 

Today, Animal Equality UK released a new investigation filmed inside a sheep slaughterhouse. The disturbing recordings, filmed during July and August 2019 at “Farmers Fresh Wales” slaughterhouse in Wrexham, North Wales, detail unimaginable cruelty and immense suffering.

Farmers Fresh Wales supplies customers in London and across the Midlands, as well as continental Europe.

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THE DETAILS: The horrifying footage, filmed by one of our undercover investigators, reveals sheep and lambs brutally killed in front of each other and the use of inadequate machinery, which results in animals becoming painfully trapped. Much of this suffering took place with a Food Standards Agency inspector present. Our investigators also found:

 


Sheep being decapitated while hanging in mid-air, their severed heads discarded in full view of animals awaiting slaughter;
Sheep suspended upside down from a conveyor belt being killed in view of other animals;

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Tiny lambs and emaciated sheep falling through a gap in the machinery;
Sheep whose heads are wedged in the equipment and whose limbs become entangled with other sheep;

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Stunning with a captive bolt gun, attempted with non-optimal positioning, increasing the risk of ineffective stunning.

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A PATTERN OF ABUSE: The investigation comes after another animal protection charity, Animal Aid, recently exposed appalling images of brutal animal abuse in this same slaughterhouse.

Their undercover exposé, filmed earlier in 2019, prompted the launch of a criminal investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Despite this ongoing criminal probe – and with an FSA inspector present to witness many issues first-hand – Animal Equality has found further evidence of severe mistreatment of animals taking place routinely.

Animal Equality has sent a letter of complaint reporting the findings to the FSA, urging it to take enforcement action against Farmers Fresh.

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: “These defenceless animals are treated like commodities, placed on a conveyor that delivers them to their death. Slaughterhouses are inherently unforgiving places and this systematic neglect – made all the worse by poorly designed equipment – causes even more distress for these terrified lambs and sheep,” says Abigail Penny, Acting Executive Director of Animal Equality UK.

WHAT COMES NEXT: We are calling on the Welsh Government to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses (as is already the case in England). We are also urging MPs across the UK to reinstate a law that was previously in place – and inexplicably revoked – to prevent animals from seeing other animals killed in front of them (given the immense psychological suffering that this causes). The Food Standards Agency must also take immediate action against “Farmers Fresh Wales” and their own officer who failed in his duties.

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YOU CAN HELP: If you want to stop the suffering that takes place in slaughterhouses, join us in leaving animals off your plate. It has never been easier to choose plant-based options instead of meat (loveveg.com/compassionate-options).

Also, please sign our petition (animalequality.org.uk/act/house-of-horrors) demanding justice for these vulnerable animals, and help us spread the word about this unimaginable cruelty by sharing this post. Thank you!

https://animalequality.org/news/investigation-sheep-brutally-killed-in-uk-slaughterhouse/

 

My comment: At the same time, the same organization filmed slaughterhouses in Mexico.

The practices are hardly different; Brutality, primitiveness and last but not least: illegality.

Essentially, factory farming is a state illegality generated by corrupt politicians, agrarian lobbyists.
And of an infantile society that lies to itself, that one can not do anything about it.

One knows statements like: “I can not look at that, because then the desire for meat goes by and I do not want to eat it then.” But: “I should know where it comes from, if I pay and eat it, right?”
When such images come to light, the fascistically constructed moral system also comes to light: consumers say they can not change the conditions of production; the meat mafia says people want to buy their meat as cheaply as possible. And the corrupt politicians do not want to deal with either one or the other.

What’s left back are the animals that are treated like soulless, callous things, factory-born, the yield objects, the Things, and the part that no longer belongs to us, such as morality, respect, and dignity before life. We swapped all three for the promise of unscrupulous meat producers who tell us, that there is no other way than to make meat like shit, and and so we all let the business go.

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https://animalequality.org/news/investigation-animal-equality-uncovers-horror-of-mexican-backyard-lamb-slaughterhouses

Please sign the petition: https://barbacoadeborrego.igualdadanimal.mx/

My best regards to all, Venus