GRAPHIC VIDEO: New undercover investigation reveals cruelty inside rabbit farms linked to the UK. PETITION

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“The condition these poor rabbits have to endure before slaughter is heartbreaking & just sickening! No animal should suffer disease, pain, infection & total a lack of care; when the ultimate end is for human enjoyment!. This despicable industry must be stopped, please help by signing the petition & spreading it far & wide, thanks!”

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE OR AT THE LINK BELOW; THIS SUFFERING MUST BE STOPPED:http://www.animalequality.net/news/623/new-undercover-investigation-reveals-cruelty-inside-rabbit-farms-linked-uk

For over 2 years, Animal Equality investigators have infiltrated the rabbit meat industry in Spain. Two of the farms investigated are directly linked with restaurants in the UK.

Today, Animal Equality has been featured in The Sunday Times where it reveals the shocking findings of its latest investigation. Two of the farms investigated are linked to and English distributor, and restaurants such as the Terrace at the National Theatre in London.

For over a period of 2 years, Animal Equality investigators infiltrated the Spanish rabbit meat industry. A total of 72 farms, and 4 slaughterhouses have been investigated.

Findings of this investigation:

• Animals killed by blunt force trauma. Furthermore, our investigators have been able to report that this is a common practice within rabbit industry.

• Workers throwing live rabbits into the waste containers, due to over-production.

• Animals with open wounds or infections were left in the cages and had no veterinary treatment.

• Cannibalism amongst certain animals provoked by over-crowded conditions.

• Farms selling rabbits to restaurants without them first meeting health and safety requirements.

• A vet smashing a rabbit against the ground whilst acknowledging, to the camera, that this constitutes animal abuse.

• Farms which had never received health and bio-security inspections

• Dead animals left to rot in cages next to live animals.

WARNING: THE VIDEO YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE.

 Published on 25 May 2014

Help animals now! Take action at http://Rabbit-Farms.org 

For over 2 years, Animal Equality investigators have infiltrated the rabbit meat industry in Spain. Two of the farms investigated are directly linked with restaurants in the UK.

Support now our work for the defence of animals athttp://AnimalEquality.net/donation

Animal Equality has already taken legal action against the farms and slaughterhouses investigated. Administrative sanctions on those responsible, may vary from 60,001 to 1,200,000 euros in the case of very serious offences, and fines from 600 to 3,000 euros for minor offences.

Findings of this investigation:

• Animals killed by blunt force trauma. Furthermore, our investigators have been able to report that this is a common practice within rabbit industry.

• Workers throwing live rabbits into the waste containers, due to over-production.

• Animals with open wounds or infections were left in the cages and had no veterinary treatment.

• Cannibalism amongst certain animals due to over-crowded conditions.

• Farms selling rabbits to restaurants without them first meeting health and safety requirements.

• A vet smashing a rabbit against the ground whilst acknowledging, to the camera, that it was animal abuse.

• Farms which had never received health and bio-security inspections

• Dead animals left to rot in cages next to live animals.

Animal Equality has already taken legal action against the farms and slaughterhouses investigated. Administrative sanctions on those responsible, may vary from 60,001 to 1,200,000 euros in the case of very serious offences and fines from 600 to 3,000 euros for minor offences.

News Link & Petition:- http://www.animalequality.net/news/623/new-undercover-investigation-reveals-cruelty-inside-rabbit-farms-linked-uk

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The Brutal Killing of Bluefin Tuna Exposed | Animal Equality Undercover Investigation

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Published on 2 Jun 2012 by 

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Each year, in Carloforte, Sardinia, hundreds of blue fin tunas are caught in traps while they migrate to their breeding ground and later slaughtered. Animal Equality, has documented both the natural behaviour of tunas underwater, and the plight of the blue fin tunas who are brutally killed. Blue fin tunas are able to feel pain and suffering like any other animal. This slaughter in Carloforte is a cruel practice that must stop immediately.

INVESTIGATION FINDINGS:

• Unnaturally high densities of tuna at the catching stage presented a significant stressor to individual animals.

• Fish were dragged from the ocean with giant sharp metal pick hooks and brought on-board ships.

• Extensive tissue damage was caused by the piercing, blunt hooks, and this is likely to have inflicted acute pain on the fish, who were still alive and conscious.

• The suspension of the tunas’ body weight caused the further tearing of tissues as a result of gravity working against the hook.

• The struggling, frantic movements of the tuna whilst suspended in the air indicated that the fish were in pain and stress.

• Fish were observed being repeatedly stabbed with knives in the thoracic (chest) region and major arteries, causing death via exsanguination.

• Animals were slaughtered in the presence of conspecifics which is likely to cause additional stress.

About us: http://www.AnimalEquality.net

“Read the following, a very interesting PDF article by Mark Bekoff.  I have been honored to have Marc’s professional opinion, on certain animal issues I have dealt with & it’s basically what I’ve been feeling my whole life, but articulated beautifully and backed up by research; I have the utmost respect for him. He is also co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; along with many more titles & books.” 

Aquatic animals, cognitive ethology, and ethics: questions about sentience and other troubling issues that lurk in turbid water. Mark Bekoff

http://www.int-res.com/articles/dao_oa/d075p087.pdf

“Some people argue that ‘smart’ animals suffer more than do less intelligent beings and therefore it is easier to justify the use of invertebrates, fish, and various rodents rather than dogs, cats, or great apes, for example. However, intelligence and suffering are not necessarily correlated and clever animals do not suffer more than less clever individuals.”

Prof Marc Bekoff 2006a, 2007.

Here is an insightful video of the work Mark Bekoff does:-

UK Pig Farm Investigation Exposes Horrific Suffering in High Welfare Facilities

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Animal Equality has carried out an undercover investigation into East Anglian Pig Company, which is the third largest pig meat producer of the UK. EAP is a member of Freedom Food and is audited and monitored by Assured Food Standards (AFS). Over 120 hours of footage and recorded conversations, as well as 281 photos, provide a truly shocking insight into the so called high standards of the British pig industry.

The Animal Equality investigator documented the misery of pigs at The East Anglian Pig Company, specifically:

• Sickly piglets were killed by blunt force trauma. These animals were grasped by their hind limbs and brutally whipped head-first multiple times against a hard surface. In some instances, where the animals did not die following the blunt force head trauma, a worker tried to suffocate the piglets by placing his hand on the animal’s muzzle and then placing his foot over the throat.

• Extreme confinement within sow stalls and farrowing crates resulted in the pigs being subject to extreme movement restrictions, as they were unable to turn around.

• Stereotypies were readily observed. Female pigs were frequently observed bar-biting, and one pig demonstrated excessive swaying behaviour.

• Pigs appeared to suffer significant injuries. Deep abrasions were evident on the backs of some individuals, and several piglets were lame or paraplegic, probably as a result of spinal trauma.

• Piglets appeared to have abrasions and ulcerative lesions on their joints. Such wounds can lead to secondary infections as a result of bacterial and ammonia contamination from the environment, further perpetuating the condition.

• Several dead piglets were present in the farrowing crates, most likely to be the result of crushing from their mothers.

• Piglets were beaten in the head with an iron bar, and an adult lame pig was shown with a twine muzzle over the snout. The animal was struggling and clearly suffering.

• Several amputated tail segments were observed as a result of tail docking, which was carried out as a routine procedure. Tail docking in commercial piggery units is normally performed on young piglets without the use of anesthetic and can be a highly painful procedure.

•Workers moved adult pigs by kicking them and one female pig was repeatedly slapped and punched across her sensitive muzzle and head.

• Weaners were thrown aggressively around by their fragile limbs.

•A worker grabbed an adult pig by his tail for restraint whilst cutting and hacking the caudal thigh. The animal was not afforded any sedation or anesthesia.

WARNING – Viewer Discretion advised – but everyone should see this – You need to know where your meat comes from & the abuses the animals have to suffer!!

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Animal Equality documents Spainish pig farms

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A look at the pig farms in Spain – Birth to Slaughter –  Evidence of abuse & cruelty

This case once again highlight the horror that animals have usually exploited by the meat industry, a situation that has been extensively documented Animal Equality for two years investigating 172 farms of ten Spanish regions and the result can be seen on the website GranjasDeCerdos. org

The majority of Spanish society believes that it is wrong to harm animals when it can be avoided and animals in general, not just dogs and cats with whom we live, deserve to be considered and respected. Entities recognized internationally as theAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics U.S. and their counterparts from Canada andNew Zealand endorse a vegan diet without animal products, which provides all necessary nutrients, a position that is shared by the Government of Catalonia andAndalusia in Spain.

From Animal Equality encourage citizens to opt for a vegan diet without animal products, with which we can still enjoy our meals without contributing to the exploitation and violence against animals. Millions of people around the world have already taken this step, thus helping to end the violence that constantly suffering of animals used for food, as all research shows that we have been doing for years and the video of this investigation .

The following video is over 40 mins long showing a pigs journey from birth to death. It is extremely graphic so please viewer discretion is advised.

It will open your eyes though – It was a similar video that made me vegetarian!

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Animal Equality shows the sadism and brutality hidden in the pig farm of El Escobar de Murcia

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The images published by Animal Equality shows once again the horror experienced by animals exploited by the meat industry, this time in a pig farm in Murcia.

In a shocking and only evidence offered to Animal Equality in a video interview, the operator claims to have witnessed more than fifty times the slaughter sows with swords, which as it happens regularly every week since he entered in 2009 to work on the farm

From Animal Equality today released a shocking video images recorded on the pig farm of El Escobar, located in Fuente Alamo de Murcia. It showed some scenes of violence to animals raised for food more brutal than our Research Team has had the opportunity to see, and because of which we have filed the corresponding criminal complaint through a crime of mistreatment of animals.

The video in question shows staff-including farm-makers and operators:

• Hitting hard on the head bristles with iron bars.

• Attacking the animals with large swords that pierce your sides repeatedly to kill them, including rales, after several minutes of agony. We also see how the operators move the swords stuck in the body of the bristles to aggravate your inner wounds, mocking their suffering at the camera as well as kicking and jumping on them to beat them with his elbow.

Opening the abdomen and uterus of sows with a knife to extract, live piglets that were to give birth. They also are torn intestines, liver and other organs, after several minutes of poking around inside their bodies with their hands and while the victims writhe and scream in pain. This practice is performed on pregnant sows can not be sent to slaughter for being lame or being unable to walk. The bristles are victims of this brutality abandoned after dying, their bodies stretched on the ground, until they eventually die.

It is terribly ironic that this farm was awarded in 2008 by the meat industry with Porc d’Or prize for piglets born alive.

Miguel Rodriguez Brown, an anesthesiologist at the Veterinary Hospital of the University Complutense of Madrid, declared on these facts:

“It’s the most horrible thing I’ve seen in my career about the treatment of animals. The suffering to which they are subjected is comparable to that we would suffer in that situation. The animals have suffered extreme pain and unmatched brutality. “

The renowned veterinarian and expert on bioethics of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in the UK Andrew Knight said about the images published by Animal Equality:

“The treatment to these pigs is the most brutal abuse of farm animals I’ve seen in my life.Workers are clearly enjoying some of their behaviors. Treatment to these pigs is shockingly cruel and is, in fact, sadistic. “

By signing this petition you are sending a letter to the Directorate General of Livestock and Fisheries of Murcia to request the immediate closure of the farm and the corresponding penalties for all the facts.:-http://actuable.es/peticiones/exige-cierre-la-granja-cerdos-escobar-por

Warning: This video contains very graphic images 

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