This Tuesday morning, on the N17-1 road, near the exit to the Industrial Area of Alto do Padrão (between Miranda do Corvo and Lousã), a truck carrying pigs to the slaughterhouse collapsed, having been in the situation that you can see in the video. The driver of the vehicle, we found, was not injured.
But the animals it carried, yes.
We were unable to provide support as the road was closed.
But we managed to register some images so that everyone can see and hear the suffering of these animals.
According to the information that arrived at the site, about 100 animals died.
But that was not all we found: the scene was of many dead pigs, but even more pigs in agony. Bleeding, with broken legs, with a broken spine, dying … an authentic Dante scene.
We also caught the moment when a guy repeatedly kicks a pig, so that it does not move away from the place where his brothers perished.
Probably for the first time in his short life, two surviving pigs could feel the fresh grass. They were able to taste it. They had a few minutes of freedom. But that freedom will be robbed of them again because even the survivors will not escape the destiny that already awaited them: death.
At the site, passersby talked about “wasting food”, “still serving for food”, but only one person showed compassion for the suffering he was witnessing.
And we wonder … where is our empathy? How can we ignore the suffering of those who suffer and cry in front of us?
At the end of the day, more than 9 hours later, we returned to the place. Some animals had already been taken, but many pigs were still there, clearly very injured.
A pig, probably with a broken spine, just fiddled with its nose in the dirt. Another, with his hind legs broken, tried to get up and walk, succumbing and lying down again.
None of these animals were rescued to end their suffering. These animals were more than 9 hours to be removed from the site.
And make no mistake: they were not rescued, as they will still be killed. The injured animals were taken to the trucks pulled by the ears, pushed, pulled by the paws (probably broken). One guy twisted a pig’s tail in such a way that his screams will never be forgotten.
It should also be noted that, when they realized that we were filming this violence, they turned off the truck lights and tried to get the GNR to expel us from the place.
There are not enough words to describe the horror that happened today. So we let the screams of these animals speak for us. Where’s our empathy ?! How is it possible that these situations continue to happen?
If you still eat meat from animals, this accident happened because you continue to give reasons for this industry to exist. Hear the screams of your “meal in Video”.
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And I mean…The next day, a pig that survived the accident was still at the scene.
More than 24 hours later.
Would an injured person ever be forgotten at an accident site?
Because the law protects human animals.
There is no law to protect non-human animals.
Therefore, according to the law, these pigs are viewed as objects that have no right to life.
Their life belongs to someone, their body belongs to someone, there is no RIGHT to protect these animals.
Many wondered how the accident happened, what was the reason.
The correct question is: Am I one of the REASONS for this accident? I, the meat consumer? Am I the one responsible for their hell life, their agonizing transports, their brutal death in the slaughterhouse?
If there is demand, there will be an offer. And as long as there is demand, these “accidents” will continue to happen because of thousands of trucks like these transport millions of sentient beings to an inhuman death every day.
We want this industry to be smashed in the next 10 years.
There is no point in fighting for “organic” farming, shorter transports, and larger cages.
You can only get out and use your personal behavior, your personal diet, to inflict the death blow on this death industry.
Stop eating animals and their products.
Stop cooperating with this fascist system of exploitation.
Ma best regards to all, Venus