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Pregnant Mother and Baby Murdered

Written by PETA | August 25, 2009

If you visited PETA’s Web site during the month of November, you probably saw turkey slaughter footage. And no, I don’t mean Sarah Palin’s infamous turkey pardon fail.

But have you ever seen slaughter footage from Turkey? Turns out animals are killed as cruelly there as anywhere else.



This video was taken in a slaughterhouse in Turkey, but pointlessly cruel abuse like this can happen to any animal anywhere—from the 8-day-old calf who was beaten and kicked while on her way to slaughter in the U.K., to the conscious chicken plunged into scalding-hot water in an Indian slaughterhouse, to any of the animals enduring the many horrific abuses we’ve documented in the U.S. at Pilgrim’s Pride, Smithfield Foods, Butterball, and AgriProcessors facilities, among others.

If this video upsets you, please run, don’t walk, over to and order a copy of our free “Vegetarian Starter Kit.” For those of you who are already vegetarians, keep this video handy and show it to the next person who asks you why you refuse to eat anybody who had a mother.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Teresa Kerr says:

    How could anyone be this cruel? How can you even sleep at night?

  • Elphaba says:

    My pleasure Aliciawe have to stick together! I enjoy reasonable debate and conversation as well but I just hate seeing others get picked on in general especially when it is because someone wants to be contrary simply for the sake of being contrary. So obnoxious.

  • Mary says:

    That poor mother! The baby never even had a chance at life. No animal should have to die for our amusement food or clothing let alone one that is pregnant! I can’t believe people. Absolutely sick.

  • Alicia says:

    Elphaba you may me laughThank you. I am begining to realize that about Edward. I have started to see his other posts on stuff and you are right he does seem to be a silly angry small man. The benefit of being able to post on sites to me is to open dialoge so people can vent their own frustrations and have a healthy debate. With him that is not possible. If he would have stuck on point it would have been fine. But thank you so much for the support you are wonderful.

  • Elphaba says:

    Alicia you seem so sweet I hope you won’t waste too much energy on Edward. Everyone knows he is just grouchy and hostile and he really isn’t worth stressing about. If it makes you feel any better I suspect he is an AR type though presumably not a PETA type so since he can’t find fault with the information presented he has to find things to pick fights about. He is just a silly angry small man.

  • TaRay says:

    this video is bothering me since days…just like the fur videos..i cant get them out of my head!!what they did to the cows should be done to them!!!and i personally would be there to help!!!! GO TO HELL!!! how can you do this and laugh???!!??..i cant belive this…

  • Derek Moffat says:

    Im ashamed to be a human being and am writing this with tears in my eyes. i vow today not to eat meat again.

  • Alicia says:

    Thank you Kathryn

  • Irene Leggett says:

    I agree with earlier comments I cannot find words to describe this video. I keep thinking things will get better but they don’t. There is just so much outright cruelty in this world I don’t know if there is any solutions to it and or of it will ever get any better.

  • Kathryn says:

    In defense of Alicia it is indeed the job of the parents to monitor their children on their computers. To let a 5 year old your choice of age on the internet at all except for supervised educational purposes should never be permitted. Do not attack PETA for bringing attention to the cruelties to animals that go on in this world thank them. This is the only way changes will be made.

  • Gina says:

    How can people be so cruel? I just don’t get it.

  • Micky says:

    I am so glad i dont eat meat wear leather wool etc. If this is how people make a living i’d rather starve.

  • oceanworior says:

    it is the parents responsibility what sites they are on. and veganisim dose make a difference. it saves hundreds of animals from being killed.

  • Alicia says:

    That is a huge leap to say that someone hates children. That is extremely shameful and awful of you to say something like that and then to continue on and put words in someone’s mouth like you are doing so. What is wrong with you?!?! All I am saying is that it is not Peta’s responsibilty to police what children see on the internet. IT IS A PARENTS. If you don’t want them to see images like this don’t allow them to come on the site. My children are too young to see this and I am not sure I ever want them to see it it is horrific. I really don’t like to judge people on comments alone since I don’t know them but to say that someone hates children is absolutly horrific for you to do so without knowing them. I love my children more than life itself and you are a horrible man for saying such things. You have turned something that could have been a healthy debate into a personal attack. And went even farther to attack what I love most in this world. You should be ashamed.

  • Wendy says:

    I’m a vegetarian.. and still I think “What’s the point?!” I’m doing absolutely nothing by being a vegetarian! Because this is still going on! I’m so upset !

  • Edward says:

    Alicia do you hate children? Because you are getting all mad at me for not wanting children to be horrified. There are many websites that you have to be logged in to see these kinds of videos. Why not PETA? Do you want every child in the country strapped to a chair and forced to watch slaughter footage? I bet you do. I do not expect to have the internet remove all graphic images but just a simple log in and other basic security measures would prevent children from being scarred as well as lowering chances for virus attacks on the website. As long as children know that eating meat is bad for animals they probably won’t eat it. They do not need these videos that can be accessed as easily as this. But why try to convince you since you hate children so much. Nobody is perfect. PETA is not perfect. Stop pretending that PETA is perfect in every aspect and that anyone who disagrees with PETA in anything is an instant carnivore who kicks puppies for fun.

  • Mel Jane says:

    Thank goodness we have people that care and we I’m so happy to be a Veg. We need more people to know about the horrific cruelty Its sickening

  • Sam says:

    This is exactly why I decided to turn Vegetarian. I hope that meateaters get this done to them in hell.

  • Alicia says:

    Edward I would be pretty impressed with a 5 year old navigating the web that well. But if they can get on Peta and see the images that can go ANYWHERE and see bad images. So what then you want the WHOLE internet to be sanitized for children?? That’s the parents responsibility not Peta’s.

  • Doug says:

    That is a special kind of twisted demonic action. I cannot imagine how hopeless one must feel to do that to another living being. These souls are lost and need serious guidance. I can’t label them simply as savage because an act like that is not a simple act of cruelty but a deep profound malice and disregard for life and love of the spirit of the plant and all her many beings. I only hope their souls find true enlightenment in their journey and guide others to avoid these horrible mistakes.

  • Nathalie Cabrera says:

    GOD!!Why did they killed the cow when she was pregnant?Poor little babyhe didnt saw the world he just saw those men with big knives and bloodand of coursehes dead mother.This is so bad!I feel so glad I am a vegan.Hope those bastards are choking with the cows meet.

  • Edward says:

    Alicia That’s the idea. Some kid could go onto this blog and cry senselessly from the still alone. I did watch the video. That why I think there should be an age mininum to let people see these kinds of videos. Any 5 year old with computer smarts could easily stumble upon this video. It’s best for the common good to restrict access to these graphic images to those who are not ready to handle the truth.

  • Germaine says:

    omg who could do this to an animal!!! this is so not ok. these people really are sickos I love life as a veg anyway

  • Craigh says:

    That is horrible. I thought I should mention that the actual name for turkey is Trkiye Cumhuriyeti.

  • nick says:

    What they can show murder but they have to blotor whatever the term is blood. this stuff right here is disgusting and demoralizing. I’m a vegan but it may be acceptable to eat meat in many societies but these guys took out the mother’s son out of her womb or whatever im only 17 that should be abhorred anywhere.

  • Yvlu says:

    OMG after I’ve seen this video I don’t eat meat anymore…

  • Brenda says:

    Im not watching this it will make me very sad…sickos!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    The slaughter of all animals is disgusting but the slaughter of a harmless mother cow and her innocent calf is particularly repulsive. As Bluebell pointed out I’m sure this happens everywhere that cows are used for dairy. The best way to fight back and it’s ridiculously simple Don’t eat meat or dairy.

  • Garvin says:

    I cant believe what i just saw this is not right. This is brutality at it’s fullest and it needs to end NOW! How on earth this could be legal? Most jobs or trades needs a licenced officer to make sure the job was carried out properly. But NO!! not for the muder of a pregnant cow and then muder …her ripedout of her belly… calf or any other animal. Blame the goverment for this filt because they could stop it. Make it a new law… for the sake of the animals. The slaughters of any animal should have a rep. present to ensure that this act is carried out quickly and professionally worldwide. Whats wrong with us???? Stop. Breath and Think.

  • susan burgoyne says:

    theses r just sick bastards and need the same doing 2 them as wot theyve dun 2 them poor defenceless animals i bawled my eyes out

  • Kayleigh says:

    I can’t watch it on an iPod touch but the thought still bothers me. So happy I’m vegetarian

  • Lane Dunn says:

    There are no words to describe this video!!!!

  • Alicia says:

    Edward what more of a warning do you need?!?! The still pic alone has blood all over the floor a cow hanging upside down and someone carring a bloody calf by 2 legs. What did you think the video was going to show cows prancing in a green pasture! Anyway I can’t even bring myself to watch the video I am mortified from the still pic! This makes me sick and i am so glad I have gone veg and now even more want to make the changes to vegan.

  • Lynda says:

    This is nothing short of sadistic and barbaric. The cow was not dead before they ripped out her baby. There was no reason for this other than the greed of the slaughterhouse. Their employees have no compassion. What about the owner …could he not have let the mother give birth first at least.

  • Bluebell says:

    Sadly this kind of thing can happen in any country. The only way to guarantee no animal has suffered or died needlessly is to stop eating meat. Plain and simple.

  • Tara says:

    I’m to scared to click on the video… Sorry everyone at PETA who had to watch this!

  • Deyan says:

    Imagine the uproar this would cause if it were a pregnant woman and her unborn child instead… Human beings and our lack of empathy truely makes us unworthy of our “superior species” label. I am sick to my stomach. This is a reminder why I make the daily choice not to be a part of murder. Meat is murder. I have been a vegetarian now for two years and not a single day goes by that I regret it. I only regret not having done it sooner. Please do the right thing and realize that the animals we consume are no different than us. Go veg.

  • Edward says:

    I really think that a warning should be posted before these kinds of videos. That’s not right.

  • lori rockefeller says:

    what is wrong with people? Why did they kill that calf?? I will NEVER eat another burger EVER!!!

  • Carla* says:

    There is only one way anybody could do this and thats if they are subhuman!! Tormenting them before they murder them in ways that would warrant a life sentenceor better yet the death penalty if that were to be done to a human then packaging there body parts blood guts and all to sell yes sell!! WE PAY THEM to do THIS!! Everyone should go or at least try veg because we are all the hope they the mom and sons like in that video have. Untill that happens then there will be peace.

  • Shallu says:

    This is so horrifying!!!!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    When I worked as a veterinary assistant one of my coworkers was from Turkey. He had been a licensed veterinarian in Turkey but in the United States was only qualified to be a veterinary assistant because the training required to be licensed in the United States was simply not available in Turkey. Here he was working to be a licensed Veterinary Technician which while not a D.V.M degree in the United States is higher than a veterinary degree in Turkey. Anyway the reason I bring this up is to point out before the Turkey bashing starts that not everyone in Turkey is an animal abuser just as not everyone in the United States is an animal abuser. People there do own love and seek medical care for their pets and other animals mules donkeys camels cows etc just as we do.

  • carol groleau says:

    these bastards are sick

  • Casey says:

    I’ve been vegetarian for the past 5 months. I’ve lost 30 lbs and my bodymind feels so much better for it. I’m now making the next step into becoming vegan. I’ve never felt better about my choices.

  • AAG says:

    I can’t watch this. The horror of this will simply ruin my day week month year. I have seen so many ways that humans savagely murder animals be it hunting or in slaughterhouses that I get physically ill from it and it is too painful to endure. How much more painful is it for all of God’s creatures??? Please go vegan and spread the message veganism is a moral imperative.

  • Amanda Foley says:

    What can we do about this? Is there anything we can do? Where do they find people to perform these atrocities? Are there truly that many people in the world with NO hearts? I would truly rather go hungry and be homeless than work at a place like this!!

  • Emma says:

    OMFG!! This is horrible! I’m not even going to watch the video because I know I’ll bawl my eyes out! This is horrible! I’m so happy I don’t eat meat! These people deserve to have the same things happen to them that they do to these poor animals! I’M HATIN’ IT!