Urge Caribbean Officials to Take Action for Neglected Pigs

Reportedly, as many as 20 pigs in the Brick Kiln settlement on Nevis, an island in the Caribbean, may be routinely confined to a dirty, cramped concrete shed 24/7. When one of our compassionate supporters was in the area earlier this year, they reportedly observed—in addition to severely crowded conditions—a disoriented, underweight pig who had seemingly escaped from the enclosure and appeared desperate for water. PETA caseworkers asked officials to investigate this operation, but unfortunately, the Nevis Island Ministry of Agriculture’s permanent secretary declined to respond. And obviously, as the pigs grow in size, the tiny enclosure will only become more cramped and uncomfortable for them.

Photos from February 2023

Pigs are intelligent, inquisitive, family-oriented animals who are capable of experiencing fear, stress, and frustration, just like our beloved animal companions—so being kept this way is surely agony for them. Please speak out in their behalf by urging the ministry to investigate the conditions for the pigs and require changes where possible.

Please e-mail polite comments to the following:

Huey Sargeant
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
[email protected]

Nevis Island Ministry of Agriculture
[email protected]

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