PETA Statement: Police Conclusion on Cruelty at East Fork Farms

For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Louisville, Ky. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the conclusion of the Indiana State Police’s consideration of video footage showing cruelty to pigs at East Fork Farms:

PETA vehemently disagrees with the conclusion that it is not cruel to leave piglets to drown in pools of waste and shriek as they’re pinned against cage bars and to allow mother pigs to watch as their babies suffer, die, and decompose just out of their reach. It is now up to all of us to take personal responsibility for such intense suffering and to choose not to eat pigs or other animals. PETA stands ready not only with videos of the animals’ misery but also with free vegan recipes and assistance in choosing a kind lifestyle.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and we oppose speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. More information about our exposé—including additional footage and a letter provided by the whistleblower—is available here.

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind