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Fire Kills Thousands of Pigs

Written by PETA | April 18, 2011

As if their lives on an Iowa factory farm weren’t wretched enough, nearly 5,000 pigs perished when a fire broke out in what the media accurately calls a “confinement facility.” Locked in gestation crates with no possibility of escape, these mothers and babies could only watch as the flames and smoke approached. 
 

Confined in tiny stalls and gestation crates, pigs have little chance to survive a disaster.

 
Iowa is the number one pig-flesh–producing state in the nation, and in 2008, prompted by a whistleblower’s report, a PETA undercover investigation of an Iowa factory farm that supplied pigs for Hormel Foods revealed that workers were beating pigs with metal rods, sexually abusing them with canes, and more.

Hideous cruelty like this will occur out of sight if a bill pending in Iowa’s legislature passes. The bill would subject whistleblowers to criminal prosecution for exposing animal abuse on factory farms. Please speak out right now! |
 

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • chicagogirl says:

    I have such a hard time looking at these pics cause the images stay with me all day. These poor animals!! And to this person joe who said go get a life? Are you kidding me? People who stand up for animal rights do have a life joe. And its a life filled with compassion for our animal friends. Its a life of truly trying to show ignorant people like you the joys that animals bring us and the horrors of what is done to them. So YOU need a life joe. I have made the choice to not eat meat or wear fur and to do everything i can to help animals and to educate ignorant people like you. And yes,we can change the world!!! And we are!

  • uday vyas says:

    really inhumanity… this mal-practice should be prohibited by proper legislation ….

  • Chante says:

    for the whimp Joe Grintell who says get a life you people,,,will never change the world,,what exactly do you mean get a life Joe?, one that ignores the horrors others indure? is that what you mean? hey it is all about me forget the rest of the world?,, you must feel real safe and secure in your small little world , but suppose you were in any other kind of horrible situation needing help, bet you would want someone to come running to your pitiful little cries like Mommy did when you were kid. But suppose no one does, alas afterall , why try to help one if we cant help them all… is that your mentality Joe?. In the end you are right ,we cant save the world, but we can try to save most of it, and that counts real big if you are the victim, and we can say at least we are doing something… Evil Reigns when good men do nothing”…. are you a do nothing type of guy Joe, afraid to stand up for what is right, afraid to even try? are you afraid of your own shadow are you so insensitive that you have become a hollow shell of a man. Wake up Joe, Karma is just around the corner waiting for you. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast, Proverbs 10:12

  • Nina says:

    The screams from these pigs would have been unbearable – how on earth was this fire allowed to take such a hold ?

  • sam says:

    say whatever you want but at the end of the day, you yourselves are promoting this cruel treatment since you basically eat meat. so unless you make the compassionate choice of turning vegan, you’re only wasting your time protesting.

  • Charlotte Khennaf says:

    Lets put the farmer’s wife like this.

  • Sharmila says:

    Really Shameless…..

  • TJ says:

    No creature deserves such poor treatment. Humans and Animals are equal. People need to put them self in the Animals place and realise they would not want such cruelty. Human Beings are cruel species. We knowingly choose to cause others pain. It breaks my heart

  • Lisa From Folsom says:

    I am so disgusted that this country does nothing for kids and animals! If you want to help pigs… try not eating pork. If you can’t do this… TRY CUTTING DOWN ON PORK. More demand just means more pig torture… I just can’t see things getting much better for farm animals… I am feeling quite depressed now!

  • Gina says:

    Factory farms and this ‘bill’ sicken me. Notice the tiny piglet covered in blood at the bottom right hand corner of the photo. Iowa considers whistleblowing a crime and not animal abuse?

  • joe grintell says:

    go and get a life people you will never change the world

  • DebbieH says:

    Since when did we stop treating animals with kindness…oh wait I be the almighty dollar has a lot to do with it! A-holes!!!

  • Ayla Roe says:

    @ Justins- Perfectly said! I coudln’t agree with you more! Pigs are such intelligent animals… and to have them raised in these AWFUL hell conditions is disgusting and cruel… and to raise them so humans can stuff their FAT faces is even more sickening. UG. we are a dommed sociaty!

  • bulldog10 says:

    the madness continues…when will it stop…abusing animals is unnecessary.

  • Kim says:

    Very sad! I agree that any animal should not be treated this way and I’m embarrassed to be human!

  • betty says:

    TO: GUYS WHO WORK @ PIG FARMS: WHY DON’T WE DO THAT TO YOU? WOULD U LIKE IT? THEY HAVE FEELINGS. JUST BECUZ THEY ARE ANIMALS, DON’T MEAN WE HAVE TO TREAT THEM BADY. SHAME ON YOU IOWANS.

  • critter says:

    THERE IS NO LOVE HERE. THERE IS NO CARING. THIS IS SUCH A PROBLEM FOR OUR HUMANITY AT THIS TIME. NO LOVE AND CARING FOR EACH OTHER AND NO LOVE AND CARING FOR THESE POOR ANIMALS.

  • Lewette Goodson says:

    I am shocked beyond words that people trying to help animals live a decent life would be prosecuted for that. What about the felony animal cruelty going on in factory farms?? This world truly is a rotten place.

  • Richard Greenlyte says:

    HELL IS A LIE PEOPLE. HUMANS HAVE MADE UP MANY FAIRY TALES WE BELIEVE TODAY. MANKIND IS SO MISLED.

  • maggy says:

    all i can say is i hope karma gets these ***holes good. this is an outrage. these people arent human at all.  rot in **** all of you

  • Hannahbelle says:

    I am from Iowa and I live in a town where there is a meat processing pork plant. It is disgusting and horrible — everyone agrees with this. Many people work there and hate it. I would just like to assure the people on this forum that Iowans, in general, are pretty well aware of what we’re passing, and we would never actively pass a bill that would allow people to hide animal cruelty. We give these processing plants hell as much as we can because we don’t like them any more than you do. PETA, while they do a lot of good things, have a history of blowing up a lot of other things. How about you show us what part of legislation this bill is attached to, PETA? And not just a portion of it, so that people who live in Iowa can actually encourage our legislators to vote against it?

  • Animal LOver & Protector! says:

    How about we reverse the law and put those guys in jail for trying to create such evil law!!! Obviously they are trying to hide the TRUTH!!! Shame on you people…justice it’s on it’s way and you ****** will pay for it!!!

    STOP THE ANIMAL HOLOCAUST FOR ONCE AND ALL!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

  • shirley parris says:

    I THINK IT IS DIGUSTING THE WAY THESES SLAUGHTER HOUSES DO THE ANIMALS. THEY SHOULD PEN THEM UP AND FEED THEM CRAP. SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT.IT BREAKS MY HEART. AND NO ONE DOES ANYTHING, THATS WHAT STINKS.

  • Laure Venara says:

    Poor animals :(((

  • arijana says:

    this is so horrible when my parents/uncles owned pigs they never treated them this way they had huge spaces for them.  this is just cruel and i wish i could pounch these ***holes

  • Aneliese says:

    This is so sad.

  • Clovercatlover says:

    This is spool horrible! How can people be so cruel? Animals have feelings too and they have families. Animals are helpless and defenseless like babies. Someone has to stop this cruelty!!!

  • Justins says:

    I have watch the video and am sicken beyond words by the profound cruelty these so called human inflict on such defenseless and harmless animal. I hope all those people who have done such unspeakable things go straight to ****. These is no excuse for such sickening treatment. Humans are the ones who should be put down.

  • AP says:

    This is way to sad. I’m in tears. When will this all stop!!!

  • Jay says:

    This is madness. A law that would make it illegal to expose lawbreakers and sadistic lowlifes. Iowa, could you really take pride if such a bill passed?

  • JAYNE EAMES says:

    Dispicable!

  • Suzanne B says:

    This is sad, but I can’t help but feel that this is a better fate for these babies.  If the fire didn’t kill them, they would be further tortured, torn from their companions and slaughterd so fat **** could eat them.  Eat some veggies and leave the innocent animals alone!

  • sophie says:

    Poor pigs :( they did not deserve this

  • Raffaella Selvaggio says:

    Do unto others as they do unto you! An eye for an eye. It’s in the BIBLE. Maybe if we did what the Bible says…noone would do these kind of horrific acts to these beautiful animals. That’s why I’m a vegetarian and PROUD of it. Animals have RIGHTS!!!

  • YY says:

    farm animals has just as much rights as domestic pets, we are of all equal, and quite frankly, they’re smarter and have more of a heart than human beings. PIGS AREN’T FOR BACON!!!

  • Kevin Reynolds says:

    Are you kidding me? Whistleblowers could be subject to criminal prosecution for exposing animal abuse? Are you kidding me? My God people! Wake up! What is this insanity?

  • fallon riddell says:

    Just plain out cruel!

  • Dr. Marika Wenzel says:

    Some states of the USA like Iwoa should leave the dark ages and finally reach the 21. century.

  • monika justicia dobler says:

    GO VEGAN !!! nobody needs factory farms!!!

  • Penelope says:

    I think it would be complete and utter crap for the person who sheds light on the abuse and negligent treatment towards animals of any kind were to be charged or prosecuted like a criminal would be!! The animals need advocates and people who mistreat animals are the true criminals here! Poor animals. Treat them fairly and humanely. Do not abuse them or cause them harm.

  • Charlotte Hoskins says:

    This is outrageous and disgusting!

  • Ashley says:

    this is just sickening! PETA all day everyday~

  • Susan R says:

    Its just SICKENING that we are still being so BARBARIC in this society..Man is bent on destroying this world and all in it with their cruelty of animals..they will know what happens on judgement day won’t they???To ****!!

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