They could smell the misery even before they saw it.
Inside a sprawling Indiana farm, the bodies of dead or dying piglets just hours old were strewn on a filthy floor inches above a lagoon overflowing with feces. Mother pigs, crammed inside metal crates, lay helpless while their babies cried out in agony just beyond their reach.
If we don’t take action to help piglets and their mothers—and other vulnerable, tormented animals in need—who will?
If he were a dog, would you help him?
“At East Fork Farms there is nothing but fear and distress,” a whistleblower wrote. “Pain, injury and disease [are] everywhere.”
Horrifying conditions like these are inherent in the massive facilities where pigs, cows, chickens, and others are imprisoned, fattened, and violently killed, all for a cut of flesh on someone’s plate. Pigs are at least as sensitive, kind, and intelligent as the dogs who share many of our homes—but their wonderful qualities don’t protect them from such tremendous suffering.
They can’t do anything to end the neglect and abuse, but we can.
No one should endure this agony—will you help stop it?
We’re making progress, but there is still so much work to do. A day after hearing from PETA, JBS USA—a subsidiary of the world’s largest slaughterer of farmed animals—banned this hideous Indiana farm from its supply chain. Hundreds of thousands of people have now viewed the disturbing footage online. We’ve placed billboards urging authorities to take action against the facility. And as more consumers than ever consider the environmental devastation, pathogen risks, and cruelty associated with eating other animals, we’re providing a wealth of resources (including our popular, free vegan starter kit) to help kind consumers embrace a healthier and more animal-friendly way of living.
Thank you so much for all that you do for animals.
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