A picture is worth a thousand words…

Take a look at this female pig, trapped in a gestational crate, unable to turn, move, breathe fresh air or feel the sun on her back — living out her miserable life in a factory farm  Tell me you cannot feel her pain and sadness just by looking at her in this photo.

Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur, www.weanimals.org

Photos Courtesy of Free From Harm

Oh and btw, gestational crates are the equivalent to being strapped into an airline chair for your entire life… noodle on that the next time you board a plane.  This is what life is like for sows in factory farms.  

Now look at this picture of a rescued pig living her life on a farm sanctuary. Can you see the difference?  It’s pretty obvious isn’t it.

Nancy, enjoying peaceful sanctuary life. This is where pigs belong! Farm Sanctuary, NY, USA. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur, www.weanimals.org

Photo Courtesy of Free From Harm

Folks I beg you, please stop eating all pork products which only supports this horrible industry. 

Oh and…

allow me to leave you with this disturbing photo — baby pigs some dead, some still alive, bulldozed or tossed into a dumpster. Nice, huh?

Dead and dying pigs are put in this dumpster at a factory farm. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur, www.weanimals.orgAll in a day's work. Piglet corpses being bulldozed away. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur, www.weanimals.org

Photo Courtesy of Free From Harm 

If you like to see more disturbing photos or learn more about what you can do to prevent these egregious acts, nav here: http://freefromharm.org/photo-galleries/photo-gallery-highlights-from-the-we-animals-project-by-photojournalist-jo-anne-mcarthur/


8 thoughts on “A picture is worth a thousand words…

  1. Wow. That is simply disgusting. I think most of us have a view of farm animals being raised in the open air (my grandfather had pigs on his farm) and though they are slaughtered, their lives are comfortable. I think of the Laura Ingalls Wilder book “Little House in the Big Woods” where they slaughter a pig and use every part (even the pig’s bladder as a balloon). I’m not vegetarian, but cruelty and manipulation like this is inexcusable. OK, no more pork, at least not unless I can find local farms with traditional farming methods. There’s no excuse for how these animals are being treated.

    • Hi Scott,

      You have no idea the egregious acts that take place behind the walls of a factory farm. Most of what you see in the supermarket, even at Whole Foods, came from factory farms. Big Aggra has found a way to narcotize the the consciousness of people by slapping on labels showing happy animals on the packaging. Strategic and clever food labeling such as: Grass Fed. Free Range. Cage-Free. Are nothing more than a marketing ploy to ease your guilt. There is no regulation behind using these terms.

      Dairy Cows, whether fed an organic grass-fed diet or not, are all treated the same. Furthermore, there is no such thing as “humanely raised Dairy Cows”. In order for a cow to produce milk, she must remain pregnant at all times. The average life-span of a dairy cow (for human consumption) is 4 years. Once she is “spent”, she will be ground up into hamburger meat. The average life of a dairy cow not used for milk production is 25 years. Additionally, when a dairy cow gives birth, lord help that baby if it is born a male. Male cows are either bludgeoned to death or used for veal. If the baby is born female, then her fate will be that of her mothers and so the vicious circle begins over and over… I should also mention that whether the mother cow gives birth to a male or female, she is never allowed to bond with her baby. It is immediately taken from her. Farm Sanctuary as well as Free From Harm have a plethora of information about the abuse and neglect farm animals, even humanely raised animals undergo during their short, abused and tortured lives.

      I could go on, but I’m sure you get my point. 🙂

  2. This blog is EXACTLY the reason why I don’t eat meat. I just wrote about this in my I dont eat faces blog. It breaks my heart beyond repair. Thanks (i think?) for sharing. xo

    • Hi!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I truly believe if more people knew (instead of being blissfully unaware) there would be a lot less meat eaters in the world.

  3. It’s hard for us to look at the underbelly of life. Thank you for taking a stand. Have you read the book: My Year of Meats. If not, I think you’ll appreciate the story.

    Linda Joyce

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