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Fire Fails to Foil Cruelty Case

Written by PETA | November 5, 2010

Animal abusers take note: your misdeeds may come to light even through the ashes. A Manitoba couple who owned a hog barn that burned in a “suspicious” fire in June—just days after investigators discovered hundreds of dead and dying animals at the facility—has been charged with 23 counts of cruelty to animals. Martin and Dolores Grenier stand accused of failing to provide the pigs with adequate food, water, and veterinary care; confining them to a space without enough ventilation; leaving breaks in the slatted floor big enough for hogs to fall through and drown or get trapped below; and directly harming 10 of the animals.

The chief veterinary officer on the investigation calls this case “unusual,” but if he’d spent a little time watching the videos on PETA TV, he’d know that suffering and abuse of pigs and other animals are the rule, not the exception, on factory farms. And the best way to make sure that you’re not funding those who cause misery for animals is to stop eating animals.

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Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Gala says:

    I have to agree with you Lisa.  Sometimes a picture says more than words do.  Being a Vegetarian is looking to be the best choice that I’ve made in a long time.

  • lisa says:

    What a beautiful photo, i think that picture says it all im soo glad i became a vegetarian.

  • sherryvinnie says:

    If people can be arrested for cruelty to animals, i.e., cats, dogs, horses, etc., why is it allowed for pigs, chickens, cows, etc. at slaughterhouses?? This is cruelty to animals and should not be allowed and these people allowing this should be arrested and this abuse needs to stop. I do not understand how we as Americans can allow this to go on in this country.

  • Aneliese says:

    I live in Manitoba, and I am so glad that the monsters behind this are being charged! Too bad it took almost half a year for anything to be done.