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Stella and Sienna Team Up for Pigs

Written by PETA | February 9, 2011

Here’s something that vegans and meat-eaters alike can agree on: Factory pig farms are bad for animals and the environment. After watching the documentary Pig Business, which shows the conditions in which factory-farmed pigs are raised, fashion designer and lifelong vegetarian Stella McCartney as well as actor Sienna Miller are asking people to stop eating factory-farmed pork and are calling for a European ban on factory pig farms. 

Miller states, “Before I started researching the subject, I never truly realized the appalling extent to which pigs—intelligent animals—were treated in certain parts of the world.”

Pig Business, which debuted in 2009, shows pigs who are confined to filthy crates so small that the animals can’t turn around or lie down comfortably. It also features several prominent environmental advocates such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who speak out against the huge toll that factory farms take on the environment.

“This film gives us the information we need to have to make a change as a consumer, to show government and food manufacturers we deserve better,” says Stella. “And so do the pigs giving their lives in such a barbaric way. If we stop the demand, they have to stop the cruelty and deceit.”

Via Vegetarian Star

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • katy says:

    that is shocking and what a life for something we are suppose to eat and enjoy…….it so horrible and rotten food

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  • Chris says:

    Pigs are so sweet and beautiful, how people can bear to eat them, I don’t know! 🙁 Way to go Stella and Sienna, two lovely, talented and compassionate women! Yes I’m biased, I’m a huge fan of McCartney’s shoes and handbags, she makes being a fashionable vegan all the more fun!

  • Karen says:

    WOW…just more of the same old blaming THEM, the “pig (what an insult to such a beautiful sentient being!) businesses”! Doesn’t seem to matter that the consumer owns and controls “those big businesses”, and always have. Heaven forbid you actually educate people as to what is REALLY going on…not sexy and/or dramatic enough I guess! Once again, no matter who is “farming (killing)” the sentient beings, they are the ones SACRIFICED! This is truly a sad, and terribly unoriginal campaign! It will be a powerful moment for everyone when we all stop wasting time and energy on this human and animal “welfare spin”. PETA, how I wish you had spent the last 25 years promoting Veganism instead of all this welfare fundraising docudrama! Not only have conditions and regulations not improved, for ANY species, ALL conditions have declined! Also please stop sleeping with all your commerce-driven political contributors. Sadly, it has become very clear that the few campaigns you “claim” to have won, are not being enforced. Just a waste of of your supporters money, once again! How you can continue this shameful propaganda that animals can be raised and killed humanely, is beyond comprehension! These supposed “animal welfare” farmers are just tragic to watch while they attempt to justify an abusive industry that has NEVER resulted in the “welfare” of ANY being! PETA PLEASE PROMOTE VEGANISM “ABOVE ALL ELSE”! I understand the donation dollars will decline, but, then please explain why, and for whom, are you doing all of this? Thank you for your time and consideration, not that I think you will listen. P.S. How are PETA’s McDonalds stock investments doing? I am sincerely asking, because I understand the reasoning behind it, but with your track-record, one can only assume, it will lead to nothing but a few dollars for the MANY non-vegans who run the PETA “animal welfare spinning machine”!